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Ohio’s largest commercial health insurer officially has opened the doors to its new 80,000 square-foot offices in Oakley, with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on hand to celebrate the partnership.
After nearly 60 years in its East Walnut Hills location, Anthem determined that it needed updated office space with the technological capability to support the critical customer service, finance and sales operations work being performed in the building.
The City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community and Economic Development reached out to Anthem officials and worked closely with the insurer to help keep the jobs in Cincinnati.
"The growth of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Oakley is catalytic for an already very vibrant neighborhood," said Mayor Cranley. "At the same time, Oakley is a great fit for an employer like Anthem with its prime location, variety of amenities, and wide range of housing stock. We welcome the company and these jobs to Oakley, and look forward to watching its continued growth."
The new three-story building and parking structure project was completed by local developer and design-builder Al. Neyer with project design by Cincinnati-based firms The Dollries Group and architect of record Neyer Architects.
"Anthem has deep roots in Cincinnati and keeping a large employee presence here was high on our priority list,” said Erin Hoeflinger, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio. “The city has been a proactive partner in helping us accomplish that goal. As a result, we’re proud to open our new building and we look forward to remaining a part of the Cincinnati business community for a long time to come."
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