HealthPlanOne, one of the nation's leading Medicare and under-65 health insurance sales and customer acquisition companies, has announced plans to open a new location in Phoenix.

The new sales center will support the needs of their expanding health exchange operations, and growing number of licensed health insurance agents and support staff. The center will be led by Cyndi West, who previously managed HealthPlanOne’s telesales centers in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL.

HPO understands the talent available in the city of Phoenix and is committed to offering a supportive environment in which employees can utilize their talents to contribute to the success of its thriving business. "We will be hiring rapidly and I would encourage interested candidates to explore the opportunities listed on our website," explained David Moser, HealthPlanOne’s, Vice President of HR.

"Phoenix’s talented workforce and high quality of life makes this a great choice for HealthPlanOne’s new southwest location," said Mayor Greg Stanton. "We welcome them to our community."

"Health care continues to be a growing and key sector of Arizona’s economy," said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "We are thrilled HealthPlanOne chose to take advantage of Arizona’s skilled workforce and supportive economic climate for its expansion plans. They are a welcome addition to the region’s medical-services landscape."

"The expansion of HealthPlanOne to Phoenix is yet another example of companies who are attracted to the region’s workforce and community strengths," said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "These new jobs will continue to propel the region toward positive growth, connecting our top-notch talent to the increasing demand."

With plans to hire 175 people this year, the new office will support the company’s brokerage business and its growing number of insurance carrier clients.