One of the nation’s largest health benefits companies will establish an IT services hub in Midtown Atlanta, creating approximately 1,800 information technology-related jobs.
Anthem, Inc. will be located at the Bank of America Plaza and will invest more than $20 million in the community throughout the next six years, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Nathan Deal announced in a news release.
“I am excited that Anthem has chosen Atlanta for its consolidated IT business, where the company will have access to a base of highly skilled workers and a thriving business community focused on building for the future,” Reed said in the news release. “This move demonstrates that Atlanta is the region’s leader in technology and IT talent. This year alone three major Fortune 500 companies have established IT and innovation centers in our city.”
Anthem’s new facility and location will allow for close collaboration between the IT hub and the Anthem Innovation Studio that recently opened in Tech Square, the news release said. Anthem’s decision to establish a collective IT workforce environment in Atlanta will allow for the expansion of consumer access to affordable health care through its modern IT center.
Anthem serves more than 72 million people with its affiliated companies, including more than 38 million enrolled in its family of health plans.
“For more than 75 years, Anthem companies have invested in the Georgia workforce. Atlanta has become known as an innovation hotbed, with research facilities, incubators and start-ups in a highly concentrated area,” said Tom Miller, senior vice president and chief information officer of Anthem, Inc. “We’re looking forward to opportunities for partnerships that help transform health care and support exceptional consumer experiences. Additionally, this allows us to tap into the IT talent pipeline in this state.”