July 16, 2013 12:35PM
WALLINGFORD - As many as 100 new jobs are coming to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield this summer.
New jobs to be added in phases range from entry-level call center spots to managerial positions, according to David Fusco, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut.
Formerly of North Haven, the health care provider completed its move in 2012 to new headquarters at the Campus at Greenhill in Wallingford, an environmentally-friendly, 325,000-square-foot complex at 108 Leigus Road.
“Anthem has been proud to serve the residents of Connecticut for more than 75 years, and now we are excited to have our Connecticut workforce provide service to Anthem members across the eastern region,” Fusco said, adding that the announcement is exciting news for the company, the state and Wallingford. “These are important jobs focused on helping our customers get the most out of their Anthem benefits and better navigate the changes in the health care system. The Connecticut workforce is ideal for expanding our capabilities to better serve our members.”
The news from Anthem initially came on June 20, just weeks after Quest Diagnostics of Wallingford announced plans to eliminate 70 positions at its town lab and to transfer another 70 positions to a new regional facility in Marlborough, Mass.
Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. said he was upset by Quest’s move, but happy with the news about Anthem.
“That’s always helpful,” Dickinson said of Anthem adding jobs. “I’m pleased that Anthem is strong and able to expand their services.”
The expansion of Anthem in Wallingford shows the strength of business in the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in an email.
“Anthem has been a strong partner over the years - employing Connecticut residents, providing great customer service and delivering high quality health care to thousands of businesses and families,” Malloy said. “Anytime a company like Anthem, one that is on the leading edge of its industry, grows and expands in Connecticut, it not only raises our profile but demonstrates to others that our state is a great place to invest, live, work and do business. I welcome this news with open arms and appreciate Anthem’s continued investment in the economic viability and competitiveness of our state.”
Newly-added positions are still open for employment, the company announced. Individuals who are interested in applying for the new roles should visit Anthem’s website at www.Anthem.com.