DAVENPORT, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare today opened a new office in Davenport and announced the expansion of its West Des Moines headquarters. The company has added nearly 270 new positions in the two locations to serve people enrolled in its Medicaid plan, adding to the 675 UnitedHealthcare jobs recently created specifically to serve Iowa’s Medicaid program.
UnitedHealthcare is one of the health plans selected to participate in the IA Health Link program. The Davenport and West Des Moines offices will further support the nearly 200,000 Iowans that UnitedHealthcare expects to serve with essential health care benefits.
UnitedHealthcare invested in a new 30,000-square-foot office space in Davenport for its Iowa operations center, which will house nearly 250 newly hired employees.
“The hundreds of Iowans filling these jobs will bring tremendous talent and compassion to helping the people we serve,” said Kim Foltz, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa. “We look forward to helping our members access the health care they need and deserve, and to being active and engaged in the communities where we live and work.”
UnitedHealthcare employs more than 1,000 Iowans across the state, serving over half a million people enrolled in employer, state health exchange, TRICARE, Medicare and now Medicaid plans.
Davenport mayor Frank Klipsch said: “I am excited to see UnitedHealthcare take the opportunity to grow and prosper in Davenport. This is another example of a great company joining the development happening all over the city.”
A celebration marking the opening was held earlier today at the Davenport office which was attended by Davenport mayor Frank Klipsch, state representatives Dave Heaton, Phyllis Thede, Jim Lykam, Ross Paustian and Norlin Mommsen, and other community leaders.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.