A major employer at the Hoover District said Monday that it will add about 80 to 100 long-term and seasonal jobs by October.
TruBridge says it works with several health insurance providers to help educate people about Medicare insurance plans and helps enroll them into the plans.
A company statement said TruBridge is hiring the workers to help handle the increased business anticipated during the annual enrollment period for Medicare between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. The employer says it will train entry-level applicants to be licensed health insurance agents and welcomes applications from experienced licensed agents.
TruBridge had about 363 full-time and seasonal employees last year, according to the city’s economic development director, Eric Bowles. He said TruBridge was among the initial tenants in the Hoover District in 2008 with 49 full-time and seasonal employees after Maple Street Commerce bought the Hoover Co.’s former corporate headquarters at the start of 2008.
TruBridge says it has more than 250 associates.
“They’ve been a great company,” said Bowles. “They continue to … enlarge their footprint over in the Hoover District, and they’re growing jobs.”
Bowles said the company occupies about 40,000 square feet on the third and fourth floors of the former Hoover Co. corporate offices at 219 E. Maple Street. He said they had started at about 12,500 square feet in 2008.
The statement said, “while many of the new jobs at TruBridge will be full-time, year-round positions, the company also has openings through its TruAgent program. TruAgents work for 12 weeks during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, and in addition to their regular salary, can qualify to receive additional compensation that is paid throughout the calendar year.”
Matt Tucker, the company’s president, is quoted as saying that it’s “an outstanding opportunity for retirees, financial professionals who work seasonally at tax time, and other individuals who require freedom and flexibility in their work schedule.”
A spokeswoman for the company declined to say how many of the new jobs will be long-term and how many will be seasonal jobs. She wrote in an email that the jobs are sales positions, and compensation varied with “competitive hourly base pay, paid training, paid licensing and benefit as well.”
The title for the entry-level positions is pre-enrollment specialist. Once these specialists are licensed they would become sales agents, the spokeswoman’s email said.
The statement asks job applicants to go to www.trubridgeit.com/careers or call (855) 663-5473, which after hours leads to a voice mail box.
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