AmeriHealth Caritas, a managed Medicaid carrier with headquarters near Philadelphia, plans to expand its current headquarters, add a campus nearby, and move its headquarters to the new campus.
Paul Tufano, the carrier’s chairman, said in a statement that one goal is to contribute to Pennsylvania’s growth and development with jobs, partnerships and investments.
“Our office expansion also aligns with our aim to be the employer of choice, by creating work environments for our associates where they’re inspired to collaborate, innovate and achieve their fullest potential,” Tufano said.
The carrier is based in Essington, Pennsylvania. It manages medical coverage for about 5.3 million people in 15 states and the District of Columbia. It also manages behavioral health services, long-term services and supports, and pharmacy benefits.
The carrier now has about 2,700 employees at Airport Business Center and in an office building nearby.
The new location — at Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania — will provide AmeriHealth Caritas with about 378,000 square feet of newly constructed space, with enough space for about 2,000 employees. Groundbreaking is scheduled to begin in late 2018, with an anticipated completion date in early 2021.