The federal administration will reportedly tap tech company Accenture to work on the HealthCare.gov website after its current contract with the IT firm CGI Group, which built the insurance exchange site, ends at the end of February.
HealthCare.gov was plagued with troubles after its launch on October 1, making it difficult for many people to sign up for health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. Only 106,185 people nationwide were able to sign up in October. The site ultimately underwent major fixes, and since then, more than 1 million people have enrolled.
The administration is expected to offer a new 12-month contract, estimated at about $90 million, to Accenture, Newsweek reported.
One of Accenture's largest offices is located in Chicago.