Leading health benefits manager, Extend Health, to hire over 300 employees at new service center located in Richardson, Texas
RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Extend Health Inc., a leading provider of health benefits management services, including the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange, is holding a series of job fairs to hire over 300 employees at its new service center in the Richardson Telecom Corridor. The company is hiring full-time, seasonal benefit advisors who will work with seniors primarily by telephone to help them compare, select and enroll in private Medicare plans.
At its first job fair, yesterday, Extend Health had over 125 prospective applicants arrive and made almost 50 contingent job offers on the spot, with more to offers to follow. Said Senior Director of Human Resources Jim Kelley, “We are really excited by the enthusiastic turnout. We hope for the same response at our upcoming job fairs because we have so many positions to hire for. We’re holding two a week throughout May just to give people a chance to come in, learn more about the jobs and apply.”
More Extend Health Job Fairs in May
- Location: 1350 N. Glenville Dr., Richardson, Texas, 75081
- Dates and times:*
- Tuesday, May 15 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursday, May 17 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 19 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 22 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*More job fairs are being planned.
Interested applicants can also apply online right away at the Extend Health online career center. Online applicants will receive a call back from Extend Health within 24 hours.
According to Benefit Advisor James Wilson, who was one of the early hires to the facility, “The environment here is great. The people are friendly. And Extend Health really values our input. They incorporated our opinions into technology improvements that made it more efficient for us to provide great service to our callers — which is what it’s all about. It’s a good feeling — the seniors we speak with are easy to talk to and they really appreciate the help we give them.”
At the job fair, applicants can expect an overview of the benefit advisor role and the hiring process. Applicants should bring a current resume to apply for a position. Extend Health will be making contingent job offers to candidates on the spot. The full hiring process takes two to three weeks during which candidates must satisfy the following steps:
- Get health and life insurance licenses— Extend Health provides study materials and pays for all examination and licensing fees
- Pass a credit check
- Pass a background check
Once the hiring process has been completed, new benefit advisors start work with a five-week training program, known as Extend University, which ensures they are fluent in Medicare marketing rules and regulations, senior sensitivity best practices and navigating Extend Health’s state-of-the-art Medicare exchange tools.
Extend Health has another service center in South Jordan, Utah, which currently employs 250 people and is hiring an additional 250 seasonal benefit advisors. Corporate headquarters for Extend Health are located in San Mateo, California.
About Extend Health
Extend Health, Inc., founded in 2004, is a leading provider of health benefits management services, including the largest private Medicare exchange in the country. For more information, visit Extend Health on the web at https://www.extendhealth.com.
Extend Health is a registered trademark of Extend Health, Inc. Other names may be trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners.
Extend Health, Inc.
Melanie Meharchand, 650-292-8717
KEYWORDS: United States North America California Texas
INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Education Continuing Technology Internet Telecommunications Health Professional Services Insurance General Health Managed Care