ATLANTA – October 19, 2017 –The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Candor, a healthcare coverage marketplace specializing in pairing consumers with top health plans, will create 675 jobs over five years in Floyd County. Through 2023, the company plans to invest $39 million into the local economy as it hires, builds out and trains its technical, sales and customer management teams.
“We are always proud when innovative companies like Candor choose Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Candor is leveraging the power of technology to effectively reach its consumers, and Rome provides them access to the workforce they need to support its growth.”
Candor has developed a smartphone app and chatbot to help consumers find appropriate health care coverage plans. The app and its associated software platform also incorporate tools and support for partner insurance agencies, health insurance carriers, and health care providers. In addition to providing access to health care coverage plans for consumers, Candor enables secure and instant transactions and provides agents and carriers with the ability to visualize market trends and business performance.
“Our community is home to approximately 100,000 people, with a median age of 35, representing a significant group of Millennials,” said John Good, COO and co-founder, Candor. “We launched Candor to make health insurance simple to buy and easy to understand for this population. This is essential, because 97 percent of Americans don’t know what their health insurance covers, and 63 percent of bankruptcies are due to unexpected health expenses,” he said. “We’re pleased to choose Rome as our headquarters, and excited to bring new professional jobs, and a vibrant company culture, to this welcoming city.”