North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency is considering suing a company that failed to complete a $17 million computer system overhaul.
Workforce Safety and Insurance hired Chicago-based Aon eSolutions in 2007. The software system upgrade that was to save the agency $3.4 million annually was plagued by delays and cost overruns and was never finished. The contract expired at the end of last year and WSI did not renew it.
WSI Deputy Director Clare Carlson says the agency likely will decide on legal action in the next few months. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the state Legislature earlier this year approved $750,000 for potential litigation.
Aon has said the company was not solely responsible for delays.