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Nation’s Largest Private Medicare Exchange Opens Second Richardson Service Center

Texas Business reports: Extend Health, operator of the nation's largest private Medicare exchange, today opened its second Richardson service center at 1122 Alma Rd. in the Richardson Telecom Corridor, where it will hire an additional 200 benefit advisors and customer care representatives. This brings the total number of jobs Extend Health is bringing to Richardson to more than 500 in two new service centers.

“I am thrilled that Extend Health is bringing even more jobs and opportunities to Richardson Telecom Corridor,” said Mayor Bob Townsend in a prepared statement. “Extend Health's choice to make our community home to yet another service center and over 500 jobs is a testament to our workforce and business-friendly environment. Richardson is a great place to live, and having strong business partners like Extend Health goes a long way to supporting our thriving community.”

Interested applicants with current life and health insurance licenses as well as those who would like to become licensed are asked to submit an application online at the career center on the Extend Health website. Online applicants should receive a call back from Extend Health within 24 hours.

“Richardson is a great place to find highly skilled employees,” said Towers Watson managing director of Extend Health in a statement. “Having a second service center here will allow us to serve our customers well and grow with them. We have a long-standing, deep commitment to the Richardson community and we look forward to expanding our employee base in the greater Dallas area.”

Benefit advisors provide are the direct point of contact for the individuals Extend Health serves. Benefit advisors hold life and health insurance licenses and offer a higher degree of Medicare expertise than most employers can offer to retirees and employees through their human resources departments.

Benefit advisors help callers find and enroll in Medicare plans tailored to each caller's circumstances, including finding the most competitive national or regional plan at the lowest possible cost.

The seasonal benefit advisors being hired at the Alma service center in Richardson are expected to bring the number Extend Health employs in Texas to more than 700, including planned hires at a new service in the Greenspoint neighborhood of Houston.  

Founded in 2004, Extend Health operates the largest private Medicare exchange in the country. Extend Health is a Towers Watson company.