UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, announced it will hire 600 people to fill new jobs in Phoenix to serve beneficiaries in the U.S. Defense Department’s TRICARE West region.
The new jobs will include call center, billing and enrollment, clinical (including registered nurses and behavioral health professionals), clinical administrative (such as referral coordinators), and management roles. Hiring is expected to be complete by the end of 2013. UnitedHealthcare has already begun recruiting in the area for the open positions.
UnitedHealthcare will host a job fair Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the UnitedHealth Group office, 4425 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, Ariz., 85040. The fair will focus on hiring customer service representatives and billing & enrollment representatives.
People interested in applying also can do so online at http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/.
Earlier this year, the Defense Department awarded the managed care contract for the 21-state TRICARE West region to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. Beginning in April 2013, UnitedHealthcare will provide managed care benefits for 2.9 million service members, retirees and their families in the region. More than 200,000 TRICARE beneficiaries live in Arizona.
“UnitedHealthcare is thrilled to be expanding in Arizona and honored for the opportunity to serve TRICARE West beneficiaries,” said Lori McDougal, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. “Arizona’s workforce includes many people with TRICARE experience, and we look forward to working with them to provide TRICARE beneficiaries with the dependable, accurate and responsive service they deserve.”
UnitedHealth Group currently serves the health care needs of more than 1.3 million Arizonans and employs about 3,000 people in the state. UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx business announced in March that it would create 400 jobs in Tucson. When hiring for the new jobs in Tucson and Phoenix is complete, UnitedHealth Group’s workforce in Arizona will approach 4,000 people.
“UnitedHealth Group is a great partner for Arizona,” said Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. “We’re pleased that UnitedHealth Group continues to recognize Arizona’s high-quality workforce, quality of life and business-friendly policies, and we are honored that our service members, retirees and their families will be served from right here in Arizona.”
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.