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AMERIGROUP Health Plan in Nevada Begins Serving Medicaid Enrollees

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP) announced today that its wholly-owned health plan in the State of Nevada began offering healthcare services to individuals enrolled in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance (SCHIP) programs beginning February 1, 2009.

"We're pleased to begin serving members in the State of Nevada," said James G. Carlson, AMERIGROUP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to the opportunity to work closely with physicians and other providers in Nevada to ensure the right care for the citizens whom we have been entrusted to serve."

AMERIGROUP Community Care of Nevada has begun serving financially vulnerable Nevadans in Clark and Washoe counties. About 100,000 people in those counties receive their healthcare through the Medicaid and SCHIP programs; AMERIGROUP Nevada will be one of two private care management organizations serving the population enrolled in these programs.

AMERIGROUP Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, improves healthcare access and quality for the financially vulnerable, seniors and people with disabilities by developing innovative managed health services for the public sector. Through its subsidiaries, AMERIGROUP Corporation serves approximately 1.6 million people in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit


    Investors:  Julie Loftus Trudell
    Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
    AMERIGROUP Corporation
    (757) 321-3597

    News Media: Kent Jenkins Jr.
    Senior Vice President, External Communications
    AMERIGROUP Corporation
    (757) 769-7859

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