HIGH POINT — Health insurance giant Aetna announced plans Thursday to add 300 jobs in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced that the business will add the jobs by the end of 2020.


The business will invest around $2.5 million to improve its facilities and equipment in addition to expansion.

Aetna plans to use the expansion in High Point to create a stronger presence in North Carolina and create clinical care management and customer service positions. The roles expand to bswift, Aetna’s benefits administration technology and services business, and Aetna One Advocate, an integrated clinical and service model.

“Our growing investment in the community and economy of High Point reflects the strength of its talent pool as well as the business’ commitment to improving the health care experience for individuals and families across North Carolina,” said Jim Bostian, Aetna market president for North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas, in a statement.

The Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. led the state’s support for the business’ expansion.

The North Carolina Community College System, the City of High Point, the High Point Economic Development Corporation, and the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance also partnered with this project.

No grants from the state’s discretionary incentive programs were used for this expansion.

“North Carolina attracts flagship operations from the nation’s leading business and financial service firms for good reason,” said Cooper.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism