Maryland Attorney General Maryland Attorney General announced yesterday that Noridian Healthcare Solutions LLC will pay the State of Maryland $20 million up front and $5 million over the next 5 years for a total of $45 million to settle allegations that the work it performed on building the Maryland Health Connection website was subpar.

The crux of the settlement is as a result of the crash of the Maryland Health Connection on October 1, 2013, when thousands of Maryland residents were trying to sign up for benefits. According to the AG, “[T]his company never delivered on what it promised, and, as a result, tens of millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted, and thousands of Marylanders suffered delays and frustration.” The site had to be completely redeveloped with new technology.