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Humana Inc. will add 330 jobs to its Cincinnati Service Center in the next two years to accommodate growth in its commercial, Medicare and individual health plans.

The expansion will bring Humana's Tri-State employee count to 1,000 by early 2007. Hiring and interviewing already has begun for supervisory and managerial positions, said spokesman Jeff Blunt. For now all new employees will work at Humana's Baldwin Center offices. All of the jobs are classified as professional positions, and 15 percent will be managerial.

Humana (NYSE:HUM) now services 380,000 health plan members and 100,000 dental plan members.

The Louisville-based health insurer plans to increase its market share in parts of Ohio and Indiana and has been surprised at the rapid initial interest in its statewide and national Medicare PPO plans, Blunt said.

Humana CEO Larry Savage said the firm expects the growth it experienced in the last five years to continue. Much of that growth has been fueled by the success of Humana's consumer-oriented health plans, which put more choice and related cost decisions in the laps of consumers.

"We're structuring our business in response to employers' and individuals' growing demand for health care choice and information," Savage said in a release.

The new jobs will be in Humana's call center, to provide customer service to members and clients. Other new hires will handle registering new members onto plans. Blunt said job requirements include a college degree or relevant real-world experience. The call center operates from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and staff works on staggered shifts.

Savage said Humana chose the Cincinnati Service Center for expansion over other locations because of the Tri-State's diverse, educated work force, its family-friendly atmosphere and many universities.

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2005, 08:29:05 PM »
very cool
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2005, 08:53:13 PM »
Cool...more jobs for the City!
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 12:08:58 PM »
A related article from the 7/1/05 Enquirer:


Humana center brings 220 jobs
Call site to locate in Newport

By Cliff Peale
Enquirer staff writer

 
Humana Inc. will create 220 jobs in Newport with a new call center that should open this fall, Kentucky officials said Thursday.

The call center will be in One Riverfront Place, the office building on the Newport riverfront. It's part of a statewide expansion by Humana that will add more than 1,100 new jobs by mid-2006. It's also part of an expansion in Greater Cincinnati that will add about 330 jobs in Walnut Hills.

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2006, 10:58:27 AM »
Humana to bring 350 jobs here
Total work force will grow to 1,200 at regional headquarters
CINCINNATI ENQUIRER
September 15, 2006

CINCINNATI - Louisville-based Humana said today it had chosen Cincinnati for its Midwest regional headquarters and will grow its work force here to about 1,200 – an increase of 350.

It also will locate its large-group service center here as part of a regional expansion over the next two years.

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2006, 11:02:03 AM »
So, this is really bad news for Cincinnati.

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2006, 12:46:43 PM »
"Within the I-275 loop"

This should be interesting to see where this ends up. Will the City of Cincinnati come up with a cohesive plan to make it worth Humana to go DT or is there a business park with Humana's name on it.

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2006, 01:59:53 PM »
Can anyone say Blue Ash?

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2006, 02:53:27 PM »
I've been seeing a lot of Humana people downtown today. I wonder why?
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2006, 03:07:37 PM »
This would be a great time for Western Southern to approach Humana about Queen City Square Phase II.

These sorts of stories are refreshing because it gives people confidence in the region.  Cincinnati as a region looks to have a net gain in job growth recently.  CitiBank, Humana coupled with the gains from the Federated and P&G mergers, it seems our metro has faired better than any other in Ohio when it comes to corporate expansion and mergers.  We have encountered bumps though like losing Cinergy to Charlotte but overall it is a plus.
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2006, 03:24:07 PM »
The title doesn't make since.

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2006, 05:51:56 PM »
This would be a great time for Western Southern to approach Humana about Queen City Square Phase II.

These sorts of stories are refreshing because it gives people confidence in the region.  Cincinnati as a region looks to have a net gain in job growth recently.  CitiBank, Humana coupled with the gains from the Federated and P&G mergers, it seems our metro has faired better than any other in Ohio when it comes to corporate expansion and mergers.  We have encountered bumps though like losing Cinergy to Charlotte but overall it is a plus.

Another story someone posted indicated that 303 Broadway office tower "remains half empty as it has yet to sign a third-party tenant". I wonder if it could handle all the current and new employee there. This may be a stretch, but since W&S has insurance companies of their own I wonder if they would have a problem with another larger insurer in their building.

inkaelin, are you referring to the thread's subject? You really can't get more Cincinnati than the Grand Baldwin Buildings in Walnut Hills/Eden Park and RiverCenter in Newport. I can only hope Humana will stay within this area.

I know I keep harping on the City. but again, they better have there act together. This and the Federal Government move are too big to let DT be passed by.

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2006, 07:41:35 PM »
I will add the story when it is available, but today's Courier points out that Humana is now adding 650 with these additional employees for a total of 1300.  They do discuss potential sites, including Keystone and a new building at Baldwin.  Hopefully they find something acceptable within the city, but any time we get more jobs it is good.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2006, 07:54:39 PM »
Would the fact that their headquarters is located in Kentucky (Louisville) make them more likely to locate in NKY to gain more political clout with state leaders there or maybe locate in NKY because  of political pressure from KY leaders?
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2006, 08:02:49 PM »
[inkaelin, are you referring to the thread's subject? You really can't get more Cincinnati than the Grand Baldwin Buildings in Walnut Hills/Eden Park and RiverCenter in Newport. I can only hope Humana will stay within this area.

Of course, but in Uncle's article they discuss 6 sites "all w/in the 275 loop," that tells me they are leaving the city, although I would love for them to not.

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2006, 06:28:47 PM »
^I'm sure that they are looking both out of and in the City of Cincinnati.  I wouldn't think that they would want to limit their possibilities.  Now that they have made the announcement, they will shop it around and see where the best deal is.

One thing I remember from my emails with Rob Alpern (developing agent for QCS I,II) is that he said that he was negotiating with some companies interested in headquarters at QCS II.  This seems to be a big enough tenant that would get the second phase off the ground.  I hope that the company wishes to stay within the city first, but downtown would be ideal (obviously).

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2006, 09:08:00 AM »
Humana imprint to grow
Even more new jobs, office campus in works
Cincinnati Business Courier - September 15, 2006by Laura Baverman and James RitchieStaff Reporters


Humana Inc. will add 300 more professional jobs than previously announced in Greater Cincinnati and could move into a new 250,000-square-foot facility to house its expanded local work force.

The Louisville health insurer last year said it would grow its employee base in the area to about 1,000 from 650 to accommodate growth in its commercial, Medicare and individual health plans.

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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2006, 09:19:24 AM »
well i hope their speculation is correct about the baldwin site...although i dont see where a 250,000 sf building would fit over there. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2006, 11:22:21 AM »
THe original site plan calls for two more buildings that match 200 Baldwin, the tall square one between the Grand Baldwin and I-71, on the other side of Eden Drive in front of the Milacron Building.  They would be built on a parking deck similar to the one that Grand Baldwin and 200 Baldwin share.
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2006, 01:16:42 PM »
yes...something in front of the milacron building would be wonderful.  what a disaster.  well if they decide to stay and develop at this location i hope whatever goes up isnt even close to matching whats already there.
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2006, 01:34:41 PM »
What I don't understand is how Corporex could built roughly a half dozen completely drab mid-rises around town, then suddenly hire Daniel Liebeskind to design a condo tower, and now likely return to its "signature" pale pink color.  The short building that appeared around 2003 at the corner of Eden Park & Gilbert is actually admirably subdued and really fits the site well and so my guess is Butler had nothing to do with. 

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What I don't understand is how Corporex could built roughly a half dozen completely drab mid-rises around town, then suddenly hire Daniel Liebeskind to design a condo tower, and now likely return to its "signature" pale pink color.  The short building that appeared around 2003 at the corner of Eden Park & Gilbert is actually admirably subdued and really fits the site well and so my guess is Butler had nothing to do with. 

The building to which you are referring is the LAGA building, and yes, it was not a Corporex project.
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2006, 09:37:46 PM »
This would be a great time for Western Southern to approach Humana about Queen City Square Phase II.

These sorts of stories are refreshing because it gives people confidence in the region.  Cincinnati as a region looks to have a net gain in job growth recently.  CitiBank, Humana coupled with the gains from the Federated and P&G mergers, it seems our metro has faired better than any other in Ohio when it comes to corporate expansion and mergers.  We have encountered bumps though like losing Cinergy to Charlotte but overall it is a plus.

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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2006, 03:34:11 PM »
I spoke with Dave Ottenjohn at about 303 Broadway occupancy, and they only have 3.5 floors remaining to lease.  After they lease those floors, they estimate QCS II will begin construction in 18-24 months

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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2007, 12:54:34 PM »
Humana selects Eden Park Drive for new facility

Cincinnati Business Courier - 11:59 AM EDT Tuesday, May 1, 2007
by Laura Baverman Staff Reporter

Humana Inc. announced Tuesday its plans to move into a $45 million, 250,000-square-foot facility Corporex Cos. will build across from the health insurer's current offices on Eden Park Drive.

The announcement marks the end of the Louisville-based company's nine-month search for the new home of its expanded local work force. In September, it said it would consolidate 900 local employees from Corporex's Grand Baldwin building and One Riverfront Place in Newport, and add up to 300 new jobs over the next two years to reflect its growth in the health, dental and life insurance market.
 
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2007, 01:06:32 PM »
Glad to be wrong.

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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2007, 03:22:16 PM »
More good News


Humana To Build Regional Headquarters In Cincinnati

Posted By: Candice Terrell

The health insurance giant, Humana, announced Tuesday plans to build its new regional headquarters at the intersection of Eden Park Drive and Gilbert Avenue.
That means many jobs will be staying in Cincinnati.

The parking lot in front of the Milacron Building will be razed to make way for the new, $250,000 square foot facility.



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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2007, 03:23:55 PM »
City of Cincinnati
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Meg Olberding, 513-352-5358 Date: May 1, 2007
Cell, 513-368-1083 mailto:Meg.Olberding@cincinnati-oh.gov
HUMANA AT EDEN PARK
FACT SHEET
• Humana Insurance Company will locate its consolidated regional marketing facility within
the corporate limits of the City of Cincinnati.
• The company will create 300 new full-time positions within the first three years of initial
project operations and retain 529 existing full-time positions currently in Cincinnati.
• Humana will lease a newly constructed 250,000 square foot office building at the Grand
Baldwin Complex at Eden Park Drive and Gilbert Avenue.
• Humana will make a fixed-asset investment of $8.25 million.
• The City will offer Humana a Property Investment Reimbursement equal to 75%, over 5
years, of the Earning Tax revenues generated by the new jobs.
• The value of the City incentive is approximately $800,000.
• The City incentive is combined with financial support from the State of Ohio.
• Corporex will construct a parking garage with 1,100 spaces and a boutique hotel
adjacent to the office building atop the parking garage.

• The City will assist the construction of the garage with Tax Increment Financing using
the revenues generated by the Walnut Hills TIF District and the project TIF.
• Terms of the deal will go before the Cincinnati City Council Committee to allow for
discussion and public comment before going to full Council for a vote.
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2007, 03:30:07 PM »
so anyone have renderings of this?  hasnt corporex had this planned for awhile without a tenant?  regardless, I am glad to see this happening, especially on top of a surface lot.  I would rather them be downtown though, like in QCS.


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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2007, 03:55:27 PM »
Scooped by Yours Truly on page 28 of the Random Cincinnati Developments page 6 weeks ago, I did not know about the Humana part though.  It also means they may be leaving A LOT of empty space in the other two buildings, good news nonetheless!  (Ow, I just hurt my arm patting myself on the back :-D).

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Also, some big news:  I heard through the grapevine that Corporex is going to shortly announce plans to move forward with the final phases of the Baldwin Complex at the base of Mt. Adams.  Plans will call for another tower of 250,000 s.f., similar in size to Baldwin 200 (the newer square one) although it will not look exactly like it and will likely be located adjacant to the LAGA building.  A hotel will also be announced for the spot closer to I-71.  My source said the office building will start construction very soon and will share a 4-5 story parking deck with the hotel.

To help udnerstand the site, these will sit across Eden Park Drive from the Grand Baldwin and Baldwin 200 buildings, and between the LAGA building and I-71, south of the Milacron Building.
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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2007, 04:03:18 PM »
im curious about the hotel...not much detail on that yet.
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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2007, 04:10:28 PM »
I'll take it!  More jobs in the inner-city!!!

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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2007, 04:20:38 PM »
Some more info from the Business Courier...

Humana selects Eden Park Drive for new facility
BY LAURA BAVERMAN | LBAVERMAN@BIZJOURNALS.COM
May 1, 2007


CINCINNATI - Humana Inc. announced Tuesday its plans to move into a $45 million, 250,000-square-foot facility Corporex Cos. will build across from the health insurer's current offices on Eden Park Drive.

The announcement marks the end of the Louisville-based company's nine-month search for the new home of its expanded local work force. In September, it said it would consolidate 900 local employees from Corporex's Grand Baldwin building and One Riverfront Place in Newport, and add up to 300 new jobs over the next two years to reflect its growth in the health, dental and life insurance market.

Click on link for article.
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills - Humana Center & SpringHill Suites
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2007, 04:32:38 PM »
Great news on the jobs and location, and it sounds like a hotel could be part of the project south of the Baldwin building.
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