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HHS swapping Verizon with Hewlett-Packard for Healthcare.gov

The company's HP Enterprise Services unit in Plano, Texas
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The company's HP Enterprise Services unit in Plano, Texas

The Department of Health and Human Services has tapped Hewlett-Packard to replace Verizon Communications' Terremark subsidiary as the Web-hosting provider for HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace that has had a troubled rollout since launching in October.

A spokesman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services division confirmed the move Wednesday but noted that the change in providers had been contracted well before the website launched.

(Read more: Nine Senate Dems push for Obamacare work-around)

"As we think about the overall performance and functionality of the site, redundancy is a critical part of our planning and we are working to ensure it in all aspects of the system," the spokesman said in an email to CNBC.

Dow Jones first reported the pending change in Web hosts.

Terremark's data center contract ends in March. HP won the right to take over the job this past July.

— by CNBC.com, Ryan Ruggiero contributed to this article.

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