The company reports that its Uniprise division will invest $19.4million and create 1,172 jobs in upstate New York and will spendanother $3.2 million in capital and add 150 new jobs at itsUnitedHealthcare of New York operations in Manhattan. The governorand UnitedHealth Group Chairman and CEO William McGuire, MD madethe announcement at the company's offices in the town of Ulster inthe Hudson Valley region of the state on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Uniprise currently employs 386 workers at an 83,500-sf facilitylocated at One Park Place on Wolf Road in Colonie just outsideAlbany. Uniprise plans to invest $10 million to expand itsoperations into a new 140,000-sf building in Albany County near itsexisting facility. The expansion will create 640 new jobs,primarily in claims processing and customer service, during thenext three years, bringing the Uniprise workforce in the region to1,026, state officials say.

Uniprise's Ulster County operation, which provides claimadministration and customer services for the Empire Plan, currentlyemploys 594 employees at a 151,000-sf facility at 505 Boices Lanein the Town of Ulster. The company plans to invest $9.4 million toacquire additional space and reconfigure existing space toaccommodate the added job and business growth.

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John Jordan

John Jordan is a veteran journalist with 36 years of print and digital media experience.