TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPlan Services(SM) (HPS) is expanding its offices in Tampa to include a new state-of-the-art facility to accommodate the more than 1,000 new jobs it will add by 2018. Governor Rick Scott attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the 95,689-square-foot facility, located at 6700 Lakeview Center Drive, which represents a $34.4 million investment capital investment in Hillsborough County.
HPS currently employs 652 individuals in Hillsborough County, the majority based in the company's headquarters in Tampa's Westshore District, and an additional 119 throughout the state. Founded in 1970, HPS is the nation's leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets.
"Innovative healthcare reform efforts, in particular our Go-To-Exchange(SM) offering to support carriers' insurance exchange efforts, coupled with successful carrier renewal and member retention activities have created an immediate need to significantly grow our team," said Jeff Bak, HPS president and CEO. "A big part of our decision to expand in Florida over the other states we evaluated was the talented workforce in Tampa and the tremendous support we received from the Governor's team at Enterprise Florida and the Hillsborough County and City of Tampa economic development teams."
An Employer of Choice in the Tampa Bay community, "HPS looks forward to offering our new employees attractive benefits and salaries," Bak added.
Governor Scott stated, "We are pleased that HealthPlan Services is expanding in the Tampa Bay community and thrilled that they are going to create more than 1,000 jobs for Florida families over the next five years."
Concluded Bak, "This expansion strengthens our commitment to provide our clients with the innovative services and high-quality customer support they need to succeed in the evolving post-reform insurance landscape."
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the HealthPlan Services Careers page at www.healthplan.com for information on available positions, and the experience and skills the company is seeking in prospective employees.
About HealthPlan Services
HealthPlan Services (HPS) is the largest independent provider of sales, service, retention and technology solutions to the insurance and managed care industry. Since 1970, HPS has offered customized administration and distribution services to insurers of individual, small group, voluntary and association plans, as well as valuable solutions to thousands of brokers and agents. HPS' proprietary, scalable technology provides innovative consumer-facing solutions that are turnkey self-service tools for insurance carriers and distribution partners. HPS offers an ever-expanding array of services to a diverse and growing client base, and administers products that include medical (PPO, HMO, indemnity, consumer-driven), dental, vision, life, disability, cancer, critical illness, accident, long-term care, limited medical, as well as various other ancillary insurance. HPS is committed to providing extraordinary service to its customers. For more information about HPS, visit www.healthplan.com.
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