July 29, 2019

Health Insurance Seller eHealth Expands To Indianapolis

The company says it plans to invest $10 million into its north side location over the next three years. - Drew Daudelin/WFYI

The company says it plans to invest $10 million into its north side location over the next three years.

Drew Daudelin/WFYI

A west-coast company that sells health insurance is expanding with a new headquarters in Indianapolis. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and others celebrated Monday at a ribbon cutting event.

eHealth, which runs an online health insurance exchange, says it will bring 500 high-wage jobs to the city by the end of 2023. And the company says it plans to invest $10 million into its north side location over the next three years.

CEO Scott Flanders says they chose Indiana for its eastern headquarters, in part, because of its unique business and political climates.

“There is no other business climate where a Republican governor appoints a Democratic secretary of commerce that ran against him, and then the mayor is a Democrat, and then when you meet with them all they do is talk about more and better paying jobs,” Flanders says.

eHealth is being offered up to $11.3 million in tax credits and $200,000 in training grants by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, an offer that depends on the 500 jobs actually being created.

The company says it's already hired 125 people at the new location, and that it is currently accepting applications for a number of open positions.

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