Prime Therapeutics celebrates 10-year anniversary in Irving, Texas Company expands from 100 to 800 employees in one decade

IRVING, Texas and ST. PAUL, Minn., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) celebrated its expansion from 100 employees to 800 employees in the 10 years it has been located in Irving, Texas. Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne joined Eric Elliott, president and CEO of Prime, to celebrate its 10-year anniversary and continued growth in Irving.  

In April 2004, Prime, a leading pharmacy benefits management company, opened its first home-delivery pharmacy operation, called PrimeMail®, in the Irving facility.  The pharmacy employed 100 professionals and shipped more than 1 million prescriptions that year.  Today, the facility houses nearly 800 professionals to support pharmacy and customer service operations, shipping more than 4.7 million prescriptions and answering nearly 800,000 calls a year.

"We're proud to celebrate a decade of achievements and rapid growth in our Irving location," said Elliott. "In 10 years, we've added 800 employees to our local payroll, enabling us to serve more members.  Our clear purpose is to help people get the medicine they need to feel better and live well.  Our Irving employees are dedicated to that purpose, and we anticipate continued future growth in Irving."

"We congratulate Prime for tremendous growth during its decade in Irving," said Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. "This rapid growth is a testament to Prime's successful business model and Irving's ability to draw some of the most progressive companies in the world. We look forward to the next decade and continued success for Prime and Irving."

Prime's Irving facility is located off Kinwest Parkway and comprises 152,962 square feet. The facility operates pharmacy order processing, care management and customer service functions. The team is dedicated to making it easier for people to obtain more affordable medicine and achieve the best health outcomes.

About Prime Therapeutics
Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) helps people get the medicine they need to feel better and live well. Prime manages pharmacy benefits for health plans, employers, and government programs including Medicare and Medicaid. The company processes claims and delivers medicine to members, offering clinical services for people with complex medical conditions. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Prime serves nearly 25 million people. It is collectively owned by 13 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those plans. Prime has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of "healthcare's hottest companies for 2013." 

For more information, visit www.primetherapeutics.com  or follow @Prime_PBM on Twitter.

SOURCE Prime Therapeutics LLC



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