Amerigroup Now Serving Members in Kansas

                   Amerigroup Now Serving Members in Kansas

PR Newswire

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 3, 2013

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Amerigroup, a wholly owned
subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced it has begun serving members
statewide in Kansas as of Jan. 1, 2013.

Amerigroup Kansas is one of three health plans selected by the state to
administer KanCare, helping to coordinate physical and behavioral health care,
as well as nursing facility and home and community-based services to
approximately 380,000 residents enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health
Insurance Program (CHIP).

"For more than a year, we have been building relationships with providers,
advocates and community organizations in Kansas, bringing jobs to the market
and creating a foundation of quality of care and services for our new
members," said Laura Hopkins, Amerigroup Kansas chief executive officer. "It
is a very exciting time to be a partner with Kansas, and we are all looking
forward to the integration and enhanced services that we will bring to the
people we serve."

Amerigroup Kansas is providing services for members through Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families, CHIP, and seniors and people with disabilities.
In addition to standard services, Amerigroup Kansas members will also receive
additional services, depending on eligibility.

Amerigroup Kansas has recently opened a new office location in Overland Park,
Kan., which includes a customer contact center. The health plan expects to
employ more than 350 associates by the end of 2013.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest
corporation 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. Amerigroup accepts
all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.


Maureen C. McDonnell
Vice President, External Communications
(757) 473-2731

SOURCE Amerigroup

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