Fallon Health Partners With Cognizant to Become the First Massachusetts Health Insurer to Provide Quotes for Merged Market Plans Under Affordable Care Act

TEANECK, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced that it has enabled Fallon Health, a Massachusetts-based not-for-profit health care services organization, to become the first Massachusetts health insurer to provide quotes for merged market plans mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

As Fallon’s strategic partner, Cognizant developed and deployed a new online quoting tool called QuoteNow that facilitates best-practice quoting, rating and underwriting, and streamlines application submission and enrollment. Built using Pegasystems technology, QuoteNow helps Fallon deliver an optimal experience to consumers as well as insurance brokers, while complying with ACA requirements around member-level rating and conducting Health Insurance Exchange activity more effectively. QuoteNow makes it easier for Fallon to implement new automated processes and manage changes based on regulatory demands.

By helping Fallon to successfully exchange HIPAA-compliant electronic information with the Massachusetts Health Connector within a record time of five months, Cognizant enabled Fallon to accept applications and enroll members from the open enrollment date of October 1, 2013.

About Fallon Health

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded “Excellent” Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fallonhealth.org.

About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 171,400 employees as of December 31, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online atwww.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

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