About $56 million will be paid to hCentive, a Virginia company that has operated health care websites in Colorado and Kentucky. The rest of the money would likely come from the federal government.
Earlier this year, state officials dropped CGI, the company that launched the health connector website. There were a host of technical glitches—and many residents were unable to sign up, restoring to paper forms instead. Gov. Deval Patrick has said the state was considering suing CGI.
If hCentive can't fix the website, Massachusetts will join the federal health care exchange, officials have said.