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MAXIMUS Hires 60 Harrisburg Staff for the Pennsylvania Enrollment Assistance Services Program to Help Support Education, Outreach, and Enrollment for Pennsylvania’s HealthChoices and ACCESS Plus Programs

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 6:35 am EDT

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RESTON, Va. & HARRISBURG, Pa.

RESTON, Va. & HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS, a leading provider in the administration and support of government health and human services programs, announced today that it has hired 60 local Harrisburg employees and launched operations in its new Harrisburg facility for the Pennsylvania Enrollment Assistance Services Program that supports enrollment into Pennsylvania’s HealthChoices and ACCESS Plus managed care plans.

The Company recently signed a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to provide managed care enrollment services for the Medical Assistance program statewide. Under the contract, MAXIMUS will provide a full range of managed care enrollment broker services including call center operations which will be housed locally in Harrisburg in support of consumer education and enrollment services. In addition, the Company, working closely with the Department of Public Welfare, will lead the development of education and outreach programs for consumers and stakeholders and launch a consumer-friendly website and collateral materials in an effort to maximize education and outreach efforts in the community.

With an established presence in Pennsylvania, MAXIMUS employs more than 275 staff across the state of Pennsylvania with offices in King of Prussia, Scranton, and Harrisburg. The Company recently opened a new 11,000 square foot facility on Flank Road in Harrisburg. The Company is committed to hiring locally and supporting the communities in which it operates.

“Our goal is to maximize education and enrollment services for consumers receiving Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania that are eligible to enroll in HealthChoices or ACCESS Plus,” said Pamela Walker, Zone Manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. “Partnering with MAXIMUS allows us to help our most vulnerable citizens make the best healthcare choices for their families.”

MAXIMUS is a leading provider of government services and is devoted to providing health and human services program management and consulting services to its clients. The Company has more than 6,000 employees located in more than 220 offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel and the United Kingdom. Additionally, MAXIMUS is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

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