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.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.