IdeaCrew built the first modular Health Insurance Exchanges (“HIX”) for the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority. At initial launch, states and the Federal Marketplace relied on big bang deployments. These deployments, which ran into the tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars, failed almost universally. Whether an Exchange survived depended on how it reacted to the failures.
The DC Exchange chose IdeaCrew to build a replacement Exchange over time, module-by-module. We developed these cloud-hosted, open source code modules using IdeaCrew’s lean Agile methodology. As a result, DC can lay claim to the first modular Exchange, and IdeaCrew is the vendor that built it.