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Highmark lays off 132 (ObamaCare Strikes)
| February 11, 2014
| Alex Nixon
Posted on 02/12/2014 4:30:23 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
Highmark Inc. laid off 132 workers in information technology and sales on Tuesday, including 65 in Pittsburgh, saying that it needed to align its workforce with its changing business.
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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: democratcare; highmark; layoffs; obamacare; obamacareeconomy
This is a result of ObamaCare. My wife got the axe last Friday as a contractor/IT consultant to Highmark. Supposedly there was or will be another round of layoffs for non-IT employees. The contract that my wife was on was related to vision insurance. There was such a mad rush on benefits in the last quarter before people lost their insurance that they got crushed financially.
R u in Harrisburg or Pitts? I deal with Highmark every day.
posted on 02/12/2014 4:57:27 PM PST
(We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
It’s not a layoff, it’s a liberation!
I wouldn’t blame Obamacare for this, Highmark’s IT is a fustercluck.
They have to make up some excuse besides Obamacare or they’ll be in trouble with the IRS.
posted on 02/12/2014 5:25:11 PM PST
They also own VisionWorks stores
I'm a Steelworker's union member, covered by Highmark Blue Cross. I had to go on their insurance plan because my wife lost hers. It turns out the plan is much better than the one we had. The premiums are about 30% of the one we had with her employer.
I'm in the southern states, have nothing to do with steel, but I had to join the union when I hired in.
Our contract guarantees us on this plan until 2021 unless someone closes or goes bankrupt. The big fight for us now is that it will be considered a "cadillac" plan. The union is having a hard time explaining they fought hard for our benefits, only to have the government tax the benefit.
posted on 02/12/2014 5:36:54 PM PST
(There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
To: matthew fuller
posted on 02/12/2014 5:38:18 PM PST
(I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
I’ve been there on several occasions
To: matthew fuller
or an opportunity to explore career options in other companies. love it when they phrase it that way. they sound like they’re doing you a big favor.
posted on 02/12/2014 5:45:55 PM PST
by Secret Agent Man
(Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
I think it’s because AJ Burnett pulled out of the Burgh. More $$ in Philly.
I am talking about their IT department/division. They are good insurance but trust me they destroyed their IT division years ago.. It’s beyond screwed up at every level.
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