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Obamacare site designer CGI of Montreal loses contract

01/10/2014 01:29 EST | Updated 03/12/2014 05:59 EDT
The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has decided to drop Montreal-based CGI Group as the main IT contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health insurance site.

The Washington Post reports the government will soon sign a 12-month contract with a different company – Accenture.

The $93-million US contract with  the U.S. unit of CGI is to run out in February. CGI confirmed it will finish out its work on the site, but the contract will not be renewed.

CGI executives testified before a White House committee into problems with the site, where users tried for days without success to sign up for the health insurance plan.

The company has been involved in trying to fix problems with access to the site, but federal officials have determined it has not been effective enough.

"We are working with our contract partners to make a mutually agreed upon transition to ensure that HealthCare.gov continues to operate smoothly for consumers," a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement.

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