MD Obamacare exchange contractor fires CEO

Maryland Health Connection
The Baltimore Sun reports:

A top executive with the company Maryland hired to build its health exchange website — and later dumped — has been terminated on the heels of heavy financial losses.

Paul von Ebers, president and CEO at Noridian Mutual Insurance Co., was let go after a unanimous board vote Monday.
Noridian Healthcare Solutions is an affiliate of the North Dakota company and was responsible for more than $50 million of the company’s $80 million in losses last year, said Andrea Dinneen, a company spokeswoman.

Maryland had paid the company about $55 million before cutting its ties in February. Maryland exchange officials blamed Noridian, its prime contractor, for using unworkable “off-the-shelf” technology. They have since said they will ditch the site and adopt technology used in Connecticut, hiring Deloitte Consulting LLP for $40 million to $50 million.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has continued to face criticism for his role overseeing the roll-out of the exchange.

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