The Unicare Life and Health Insurance Company provides quality health care plans to approximately two million medical members in 26 states and counts 50 offices all over the United States. As the nationwide operating unit of WellPoint Health Networks Inc., this organization has now signed an agreement with Data Dimensions for the delivery of application maintenance and support services associated with Unicare's HanStar-2 programmes. Only recently, this key software for claims management has been made fully year 2000 compliant by the same partner.
Data Dimensions will combine its role as sole third party provider of analysis, programming, testing and production support services with on-shore consulting resources through its state-of-the-art Applications Solution Center in Galway, Ireland. The company will build on its experience with the Unicare systems and processes in order to leverage the heavy investment the insurance organization has made for the year 2000 remediation of HanStar.
Unicare has to keep its information technology in line with the fast evolution in the health care market to be able to provide the most effective solutions to its customers, brokers and health care professionals. The partnership with Data Dimensions will enable the insurance company to directly concentrate its internal resources on innovative development efforts, as Data Dimensions will be taking care of the daily activities.