DURHAM – “At least” 350 new jobs are coming to Cary and Winston-Salem as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Amerigroup Partnership staff up to support a new Medicaid plan called Healthy Blue.

The plan, set to launch in November, also means new offices in Cary and Winston-Salem.

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Some 200 people – clinical staff, case managers, people with nursing backgrounds – will be hired in Cary. The other jobs will be primarily for customer support and will be based in the Triad, the companies announced Monday.

The workers will be Amerigroup employees, they added.

More jobs are expected to be created in 2020 as the program is rolled out.

BCBS will host a career fair on July 24-25, and the hiring process is already underway. The job fair is set for  the Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint, July 24 from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and July 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“These new additions to the Healthy Blue team will be on the front lines of serving our customers,” said Jesse Thomas, CEO of Healthy Blue and vice president of the Medicaid segment at Blue Cross NC, in a statement. “As an extension of Blue Cross NC’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities, these jobs represent North Carolinians serving other North Carolinians, helping them improve their health and navigate the health care system.”