Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Centene Corporation has announced that it has opened a new service center in Tucson, AZ. Centene has created over 40 new jobs in this service center and has plans to grow to more than 100 jobs in 2015.
The facility will serve as a member and provider call center for Centene’s Arizona-based Bridgeway Health Solutions and other health plans across the country. Centene companies located in Arizona include Bridgeway (Medicaid and Medicare health plan), Cenpatico (behavioral health and special education schools for children with emotional disabilities), US Script (pharmacy benefits manager), Nursewise (telehealth services) and Nurtur (life and health management company). Among these companies, Centene currently has more than 500 employees in Arizona and anticipates growing as large as 1,000 employees in the next 12 months.
“I have long stated that Arizona is ‘open for business,’ and strived for many years to create a business environment conducive to improved job growth. I have also long-contended that Arizona is the gold standard for cost-effective managed care. Centene’s excellent announcement of new jobs in Southern Arizona serves to solidify Arizona’s thriving health care industry and grow important jobs that serve our families and improve our economy,” said Gov. Jan Brewer.
“Centene is a nationally recognized, Fortune 500 company with a strong presence for many years in Arizona,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “This company, like countless others, has recognized that Arizona is uniquely situated to serve some of the world’s top economies, and we couldn’t be more pleased by Centene’s strong and growing commitment to Arizona.”