AGP Expects to Expand in Florida
Amerigroup Expects to Expand to Major Service Areas in Florida
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Friday, January 18, 2013) – Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced Amerigroup Florida, Inc. has been selected by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to provide services for the Long-Term Care Managed Care program in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, two of the largest service areas in Florida.
“We are grateful for the Agency’s confidence in Amerigroup and look forward to working together to provide access to quality care to our newest members while helping to save taxpayer dollars,” said Rosy Cozad, Amerigroup Florida chief executive officer. “We look forward to bringing our expertise in coordinating services and supports for more people in Florida.”
Amerigroup has provided health care coverage in Florida since 2003 and currently serves members in the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Supplemental Security Income/Aged, Blind and Disabled and Long-Term Care programs in 61 counties. The Company also offers Medicare Advantage plans in several counties.
Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint’s affiliated health plans, we serve approximately 4.5 million beneficiaries of state sponsored health plans in 20 states, making us the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.