MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that four of its customer contact centers have been recognized as “Certified Centers of Excellence” by BenchmarkPortal. The customer contact centers that were recognized provide support for Texas Eligibility Support Services (ESS) and the Texas Enrollment Broker (EB) operations, Georgia Families, Georgia Childcare and Parent Services, and Massachusetts’ MassHealth Health Benefits programs. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Texas operations have received recognition and the fourth time that MassHealth has received it. The Georgia Families customer contact center has received recognition in each of the previous four years and the Georgia Childcare and Parenting Services operation has received recognition in each of the past three years. The MAXIMUS customer contact centers achieved the Center of Excellence distinction based on best practice metrics drawn from the world’s largest database of objective and quantitative performance data from thousands of contact centers. Performance data collected from all four MAXIMUS contact centers achieved BenchmarkPortal’s objective and quantitative criteria in areas such as operational efficiency, service-level standards, customer satisfaction and employee training. Under contracts with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the customer contact centers at Texas ESS and the Texas EB operations provide support for many of the state’s programs including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP) and others. The customer contact centers also support the managed care enrollment broker services for the state’s Medicaid population. The Georgia Families Program facilitates program enrollment for eligible members of Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Georgia’s CHIP program. The customer service center is a statewide operation that helps more than 55,000 children from low-income working families and families receiving TANF benefits access child care services. MAXIMUS has operated this project since 2005 under a contract with the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).