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MAXIMUS Awarded Three-Year, $11 Million (CDN) Administrative Services Contract for the Ontario Drug Benefit Program


- Company to Provide Enrollment and Account Support for Nearly Three Million Ontario Citizens -

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS) announced today that it has signed a new contract with the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide administrative services for the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program. The three-year contract runs through March 31, 2015, at which time the Province may exercise option periods up to seven years. If all options are exercised, the total contract value is approximately $43 million (CDN) over 10 years.

The ODB program provides support to nearly three million Ontario citizens with drug benefit coverage under the Seniors Co-payment Program or Trillium Drug Program. Under the contract, MAXIMUS will provide program support through a customer contact center in the Greater Toronto Area, where the Company will process applications, renewals, change notifications and receipts, including drug receipts for reimbursement. MAXIMUS will also establish full document management services and implement information privacy and security management as part of this streamlined operational service delivery model.

“For more than six years, MAXIMUS has successfully provided administration services for the Health Insurance BC program for the province of British Columbia, so the Ontario Drug Benefits contract award extends our presence to the most populous province in Canada and further enhances our position as a trusted supplier,” commented MAXIMUS CEO Richard Montoni. “We are excited by the opportunity to operate such an important health program for the citizens of Ontario and look forward to launching operations in April and delivering high-quality services to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.”


MAXIMUS is a leading health and human services administrator for governments in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The Company delivers administrative solutions to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support enforcement programs across the globe. The Company's primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 7,000 employees located in more than 220 offices worldwide. For more information, visit

Lisa Miles, 800-MAXIMUS x11637

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