MAXIMUS‘ (NYSE: MMS) U.K.Â subsidiary has been selected for a potential five-year contract to assess individuals in the country that apply forÂ disability benefits.
The U.K.’s department for work and pensionsÂ will use MAXIMUS’ assessment results to determine an applicant’s eligibility to various health and disability benefits, the company announced Thursday.
ReutersÂ first reported the contract TuesdayÂ andÂ pegged the value at around $806 million.
âOur goal is to improve the overall customer experience by addressing certain challenges that exist today, â saidÂ Richard Montoni, Â MAXIMUS CEO.
MontoniÂ added thatÂ MAXIMUS will work to minimize waiting times with hires ofÂ additional healthcare professionals, as well asÂ to helpÂ customers complete forms and seekÂ independent advice.
MAXIMUS will start work with a four-monthÂ transition period before the company begins theÂ three-yearÂ base period of performance onÂ March 1, 2015.
The contract contains twoÂ option years.