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ANDOVER, MA, Sept. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE: GIB), a global leader in information technology (IT) and business
process services, announced today that it has signed a three-year,
multi-million dollar contract renewal with Medi-CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
to provide business process outsourcing services. As part of the three-year
agreement, CGI will continue to manage Medi-CareFirst's Medicare Part D Member
Call Center, member enrollment, billing services and provide document
management services from CGI's facility in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Over the last three years, CGI and Medi-CareFirst have developed and
implemented a number of initiatives designed to improve member satisfaction.
The results have been a reduction in the number of Prescriptions Drug Errors
(PDEs) and a transition to a Per Member Per Month (PMPM) pricing model that is
intended to help Medi-CareFirst better predict costs.
"We look forward to continuing our work with CGI over the next three
years to help us address business challenges," explained Dennis Cupido,
Vice President of Operations, Medi-CareFirst. "CGI has demonstrated to us that
they are committed to supporting our growth needs while working to help
Medi- CareFirst maintain and lower expenses over time."
Paul Raymond, Senior Vice-President of CGI's North East and Commercial
BPO business unit, added: "CGI is committed to creating innovative and
flexible partnerships designed to improve the customer experience and reduce
their Medicare Part D expenses. We look forward to continuing our work with
Medi-CareFirst over the next three years."
In its 71st year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care
company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive
portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more
than 3.2 million individuals and groups in the District of Columbia, Maryland
and Northern Virginia. Through its CareFirst Commitment initiative and other
public mission activities, CareFirst supports efforts to increase the
accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of health care throughout its
market areas. To learn more about CareFirst Commitment, visit:
Medi-CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (Medi-CareFirst) is the business name
of Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. and First Care, Inc.,
which are affiliates of CareFirst, Inc. Medi-CareFirst was created as the
underwriting entity for the Medicare Prescription Drug program (commonly known
as Part D) and Medicare Advantage program. Currently Medi-CareFirst offers two
Medicare Prescription Drug plans for individuals, Blue Rx Standard plan and
Blue Rx Enhanced plan, and two Medicare Advantage Plans available for employer
groups, AdvantageBlue PFFS and AdvantageBlue PFFS with Rx.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI
and its affiliated companies employ approximately 27,000 professionals in over
100 offices across 16 countries. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business
process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United
States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in
North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at
$3.8 billion and at June 30th, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.03 billion.
CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included
in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information
Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
For further information:
For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355; Media: Linda Odorisio,
Vice President, U.S. Communications, (703) 267-8118