Senator Tavares Announces State Grant To Create Jobs
Covermymeds To Add 67 Employees By Expanding Columbus Operations
Columbus - 
State Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) is pleased to announce the State Controlling Board today approved a $100,000 rapid outreach grant to CoverMyMeds for expansion of the company's Columbus operations. The expansion will create 67 new jobs and improve access to prescription drugs. "It's a win for the company, a win for those needing prescription drugs and a win for our unemployed residents who meet the qualifications for the new jobs," Senator Tavares said. CoverMyMeds is a service that helps healthcare professionals quickly submit prior authorization forms for all drugs and drug healthcare plans from a single free website. The services provided by CoverMyMeds maximize efficiency in insurance authorization and lessens the paperwork burden on physicians and their offices. The grant will help purchase machinery and equipment and represents 15% of the total project. The company will pay the remaining cost. "This will enable my constituents to get their needed drugs in a timely cost effective and efficient manner," said Senator Tavares. "The company will improve health outcomes and services to the people of the 15th district as well as provide much needed jobs." The Controlling Board provides legislative oversight over certain capital and operating expenditures by state agencies and has approval authority over various other state fiscal activities.
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