WEST DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--Amerigroup has announced that Jeffrey D. Jones, Chief Operating Officer for Amerigroup Iowa, has been appointed President of Amerigroup’s Iowa health plan. Jones succeeds Cynthia MacDonald in this position. He will continue to report to MacDonald, who has taken on an expanded role as Market President for multiple Amerigroup markets, including Iowa.

“Jeff has been a key member of the Amerigroup Iowa executive team since we began serving Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries in 2016, making him well-positioned to lead the company and carry on our mission to provide all Iowans with access to high quality healthcare,” said MacDonald. “Jeff has played a significant role in the implementation of managed care in the Iowa Medicaid program, which will facilitate a seamless leadership transition.”

Jones has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility during his 21-year career at Amerigroup, including core leadership positions. His extensive experience in the industry has been instrumental in the implementation of Medicaid managed care plans in several Amerigroup markets. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and lives with his family in Johnston, Iowa.

“I am honored to be given this opportunity to lead Amerigroup Iowa serving nearly 200,000 Medicaid consumers across the state,” said Jones. “We are committed to continuing to enhance the Medicaid program in order to help deliver better health outcomes for all Iowans.”

About Amerigroup Iowa

Amerigroup Iowa has been chosen by the state to provide Medicaid coverage for the new IA Health Link program. Amerigroup services provide health care coordination and benefits to members enrolled in the Medicaid, Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, and Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) programs. Amerigroup Iowa members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. It provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care. For more information about Amerigroup Iowa, please visit our website at www.myamerigroup.com/ia.

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