Affiliated Computer Services Inc (ACS) has won a contract to provide an electronic payment card system for the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). The program is designed to facilitate the distribution of state payments to child care providers as well as personal assistants to people who have disabilities.
Under the contract, ACS’ EPC program will design MasterCard debit cards that can be reloaded and used throughout the country at numerous stores and ATMs. The cards will be available, in lieu of paper checks, to child care providers involved with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program and aides for people with disabilities.
“ACS’ agreement with the State of Illinois demonstrates the flexibility of our electronic payment card solution and how we can help government agencies with innovative and creative solutions, ” remarked executive vice president and group president of ACS Government solutions group, Joseph Doherty. “We anticipate that this project will become a model for other states.”
ACS is currently providing support for 24 other Electronic Payment Card systems that distribute payments for state and federal programs such as child support, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, disability and unemployment insurance.