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Amerigroup Announces Conference Participation for October

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Amerigroup Announces Conference Participation for October16:00 EDT Tuesday, October 09, 2012VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) announced its conference participation for October today. With almost two decades of experience serving our country's most vulnerable populations, Amerigroup has earned the reputation as a thought leader in the industry. The Company is focused on providing innovative solutions for the most pressing health care issues including maternal-child health, long-term services and supports, independent living and managing the dual eligible population for Medicaid and Medicare. The Company's planned speaking engagements for October include:2012 Virginia Women's Conference: Amerigroup Director of Public Policy and Research Claire Winiarek will participate in a panel discussion Oct. 13 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Va. The panel, "The Healthcare Reform Q & A," begins at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.Interhab Power Up! Annual Conference: Amerigroup Kansas Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Laura Hopkins and Amerigroup Vice President of Advocacy Merrill Friedman will participate in a panel discussion Oct. 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kan. The panel, "KanCare: Managed Care Organizations & the ID/DD Population," begins at 3:15 p.m. Central time.Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State 2012 Annual Conference: Friedman will participate in a panel discussion Oct. 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. The panel, "Consumer Directed Services," begins at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.The Company participated in the following speaking engagements earlier this month:2012 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management: Amerigroup Associate Vice President of Travel and Events Rita Tassone and Convener of the National Advisory Board on Improving Health Care Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities Lex Frieden participated in a panel discussion, "Accommodating People with Disabilities & Prosthetics," Oct. 1 in Houston.American Network of Community Options and Resources 2012 Leadership Summit: Friedman participated in a panel discussion, "Optimizing Non-Clinical Outcomes in Community Programs Under Capitation Funding Strategies ? the Dialogue Continues," with presidential appointee to the National Council on Disability, Ari Ne'eman, Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C. Houston Health Care Summit: Amerigroup West Region CEO Aileen McCormick participated in a panel discussion, "The Future of Medicaid in Texas," Oct. 2 in Houston.18th Annual National Rural Independent Living Conference: Friedman led the discussion "Managed Care Advocacy," with Lee Schulz, executive director, IndependenceFirst, and Amerigroup National Advisory Board member, Oct. 7 in Reno, Nev. About Amerigroup CorporationAmerigroup, a Fortune 500 Company, coordinates services for individuals in publicly funded health care programs. Currently serving more than 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup expects to expand operations to its 14th state, Kansas, as a result of previously awarded state contract. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability. For more information, please visit www.amerigroup.com. CONTACTS: Investors: Julie Loftus Trudell News Media: Maureen C. McDonnellAmerigroup Corporation Amerigroup Corporation Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Vice President, External Communications(757) 321-3597 (757) 473-2737julie.trudell@amerigroup.com maureen.mcdonnell@amerigroup.com  SOURCE Amerigroup Corporation