NU Online News Service, Jan. 3, 2005, 5:10 p.m. EST

A company that runs government health programs has completed a previously announced acquisition of a large manager of Big Apple health programs.[@@]

The government health program company, AmeriGroup Corp., completed the acquisition of CarePlus Health Plan, New York, Saturday.

CarePlus generates about $200 million in annual revenue from administering health coverage for 115,000 Medicaid, children’s health and family health programs in the New York City area.

AmeriGroup now administers health coverage for 1 million U.S. residents.