GoHealth to Expand its Utah Location

Pete CodellaNews, Tax Credits

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce that GoHealth, LLC will expand its Utah location, creating up to 1,159 high-paying jobs in the next five years. 

“We have enjoyed having GoHealth in the state and are happy they have decided to expand operations here again,” said Val Hale, GOED’s executive director. “This expansion will bring more than triple the jobs they brought to Utah in 2018, which will be great for our state as we work to reactivate our economy.”

As a leading health insurance marketplace, GoHealth’s mission is to improve access to healthcare in America. Enrolling in a health insurance plan can be confusing for customers, and the seemingly small differences between plans can lead to significant out-of-pocket costs or lack of access to critical medicines and even providers. GoHealth combines cutting-edge technology, data science and deep industry expertise to match customers with the healthcare policy and carrier that is best for them.

“We would like to thank GOED and EDCUtah for the exceptional work they have done to help keep GoHealth in the state and within Lindon City,” said Michael Florence, Lindon City economic development director. “GoHealth is a nationally recognized leader in the healthcare insurance industry and a great community partner. We look forward to their expansion, new employees and the great value that they bring to our community.”

GoHealth may earn up to 20% of the new state taxes it will pay over the five-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) tax credit. The GOED Board has approved a post-performance tax credit not to exceed $13,048,245. Each year that GoHealth meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will earn a portion of the total tax credit.

“GoHealth first came to Utah in June 2018, and they have experienced incredible growth and success here,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “In this round, the company had a choice to expand on the East Coast, but their experience in the Utah market tipped the scales in our favor.”

State of Utah Tax Credit Projections by the Numbers

Tax Revenue$65,241,2245
Capital Investment$10 million
Timeline5 years

About Utah Corporate Incentives

The Utah Legislature has authorized economic development incentives in the form of post-performance tax credits. Eligible companies work with the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development to outline specific performance criteria. Once GOED confirms those criteria have been met, according to statute (U.C.A. 63N-2-106(2)), companies can receive a refund of up to 30% of the state taxes they paid for up to 20 years. The contract with the state is post-performance; it only provides a state tax credit if the company meets its obligations.