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AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Recognized as a “Best Place to Work” for Second Year in a Row

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, a Healthy Louisiana Medicaid managed care health plan and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, has been selected as a “Best Place to Work” in the Baton Rouge area by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for the second year in a row. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana moved up five places in the small and medium companies category (15 to 249 employees), from No. 18 in 2016 to 13th this year, despite a 20 percent increase in participants from 2016 to 2017.

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana associates completed questionnaires about the business, its community presence, and the benefits offered to its associates. The health plan received a perfect score for associates’ satisfaction with the type of work they do and the benefits they receive.

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana currently employs 202 associates in Louisiana — 124 at its Baton Rouge headquarters and 78 teleworkers based in communities throughout the state.

Associates receive benefits such as continuing education tuition and healthy lifestyle reimbursement programs, an employee referral program, adoption assistance, and personal and professional development offerings. Associates also have access to low-cost, healthy snacks, as well as no-cost “lunch-and-learn” seminars on emotional, financial, and physical health; consultations with a registered dietitian; flu shots, and other products and services. In addition, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana sponsors public events that encourage its associates to volunteer in their communities.

"Our associates tell us that working for AmeriHealth Caritas is more than just a job. ‎It's about working on behalf of our members each day and helping to make our communities healthier,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Market President Kyle Viator. “That's what we mean when we say we are a mission-based company. Our focus on care drives everything we do.”

In 2015, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana was recognized by Louisiana Department of Health as a Level One “WellSpot,” the highest rating level under the state’s “Well-Ahead” initiative. Some of the criteria that AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana met to achieve this designation included offering tobacco cessation program coverage as part of its health insurance coverage for associates, providing support for breast feeding mothers, and implementing a worksite wellness program.

About AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is one of five Medicaid managed care plans that participate in the Healthy Louisiana program. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana helps Louisiana families get proper care and stay well. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana works with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state.

About AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.7 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations.