Oklahoma Dept. of Health awards 2009 Quality Award

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) has awarded an Affiliated Computer Services-partnered initiative the 2009 Quality Award, the company announced today.

OKDHS director of electronic payment systems Lisa Henley, worked with ACS to administer an electronic payment card program that provides state benefits to citizens on a debit MasterCard.

“I want to thank ACS for supporting the program. For the Oklahomans who rely on these benefits, ACS stepped up to help the state make this project run smoothly,” said Henley.

Henley’s team contacted Oklahomans to inform current recipients of the State Supplemental program. The eight-week program reached out to approximately 800 clients, connecting them with more than $425,000 in benefits. ACS assisted by providing no-cost services and the information necessary to help the state make the funds quickly available.

“Through the use of ACS’ innovation, Oklahomans have quick and convenient access to their funds, and the state saves more than one million dollars a year by moving away from paper benefits,” Joseph Doherty, executive vice president and group president of ACS Government Solutions Group, said in a statement. “The program to help citizens recover funds is another example of how OKDHS genuinely cares about the citizens that it works hard to serve every day.”

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