Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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False Claims Relating to the Development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange Website

IBM and Cúram Software (acquired by IBM in 2011) agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle federal False Claims Act allegations that they made material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT platform. The settlement covers the time period from January 2011 through May 2014 and resolves allegations that Cúram-IBM made misrepresentations regarding the development status of the Cúram for Health Care Reform software, the existing functionality of the Cúram software to meet the state’s technical requirements, and the integration of Cúram software with other software needed to provide a properly functioning HIX website.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
IBM Corporation $14,800,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 6/14/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database