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AMERIGROUP to Establish Public Policy Institute
Date:1/12/2009

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP) announced today that it has established the AMERIGROUP Public Policy Institute, which will enhance the Company's focus on improving public healthcare programs and initiatives that serve people who are financially vulnerable, who have disabilities or who are elderly and frail.

The Public Policy Institute, which will be a joint venture of AMERIGROUP Corporation and the AMERIGROUP Foundation, will examine a wide range of issues related to Medicaid, Medicare and other government programs that provide healthcare to nearly 100 million Americans. The Institute's goal is to identify, assess and promote innovative solutions that help these Americans live healthier, more independent lives and also help to control the cost of public healthcare programs. To accomplish this, the Institute will be supporting original research, surveys and program development, among other activities.

The Public Policy Institute will be led by AMERIGROUP Corporation Executive Vice President Nancy L. Grden. Since joining AMERIGROUP in 2001, Grden has served in a variety of roles, including the Company's Chief Marketing Officer, and has led its development of new programs, providing her with extensive experience with and knowledge of public-private healthcare partnerships. Grden will be responsible for the operations of the Institute and will continue to oversee the Company's branding and eHealth strategies. She has a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, a master's of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, a bachelor's degree in economics from Bucknell University, and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.
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