AGP Opens West Regional Service Center
Amerigroup Announces Official Opening of West Regional Service Center in Texas
Expansion will Create Hundreds of New Jobs in Houston
HOUSTON, Tx. (Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011) - Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) is pleased to announce the official opening of its West Regional Service Center (WRSC) in Houston, Texas. The WRSC will be staffed by more than 300 associates by the end of 2012, and will serve customers in Texas, New Mexico and Nevada.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker welcomed the Amerigroup expansion at her weekly briefing today, "I want to thank Amerigroup for recognizing all the benefits that come from doing business in Houston and for providing new job opportunities for our residents. Our strong economy, skilled workforce, low cost of living and excellent quality of life put Houston ahead of the pack when it comes to competition for new business ventures. It is for all these reasons that we are leading the nation when it comes to job creation."
The new service center, which is located at 5959 Corporate Drive in Houston, will provide call and claims support to the Amerigroup West Region, serving more than 700,000 members in those markets.
“We believe that enhancing our local presence in Houston will enable us to further optimize the customer experience we deliver to our members, providers and state partners,” said Aileen McCormick, Amerigroup west region chief executive officer. “Houston had the building options that met our needs, and the transportation infrastructure crucial to drawing qualified associate resources from many parts of town. We thank the Mayor for the warm welcome and look forward to our continued growth in Texas.”
Earlier this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry congratulated Amerigroup on its plans to open the West Regional Service Center, “I want to congratulate Amerigroup on this expansion and the 300 jobs it will create in Houston, and wish them continued success in their future in the Lone Star State. Texas continues to shine as the best state in the nation to live, work and raise a family thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulatory environment, fair legal system and skilled workforce.”
With the opening of the service center, Amerigroup will employ more than 750 full-time associates throughout the state of Texas by the end of 2012.
About Amerigroup Corporation
Amerigroup, a Fortune 500 Company, coordinates services for individuals in publicly funded health care programs. Serving approximately 2 million members in 11 states nationwide, Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers.