According to this article, US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced legislation to eliminate unfair incentives that allow US companies to use foreign tax credits to shelter profits in offshore tax havens. These profits results from companies... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Optum
According to this article, Wells Fargo laid off 26,500 employees and many of those jobs went to India and the Philippines. Wells Fargo hired an additional 7,000 workers in the Philippines, in addition to the 4,000 employees already in the... — read more
Any updates for 2019 and 2020 layoffs at OptumRX
117 US employees terminated in what is being called Phase 1 of 3. Any more info on the following two phases? Will they also include layoffs and if yes, how many are we expecting to be affected and where? Basically, any additional info would... — read more
Both RI and CT helpdesk sites are being eliminated. Mostly replaced by Phillipines hires.
A lot of IT people are being let go if they are not local to a mn or unable to work in an office. A large portion of a team I used to work for are being laid off October or November 1st. The announcement was so poorly managed that some people found... — read more
I work in the IT department for John Muir Health, in the SF Bay area. JMH made a deal with Optum to transfer their non clinical employees (IT dept, etc) to Optum. JMH and Optum are stating we will retain the same pay and still work at JMH, but will... — read more
End of the quarter. More people out the door. Nobody is safe.
Got to love that new Linda Peterson heading up the M&A group. They just gave the Alere IT group the shaft. Yup, they told them they are not moving with the rest of Alere on the 21st but at the end of July and yet they just canceled all the... — read more
If you have identified any fraud in a health care company, please report that fraud here https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud/index.asp... — read more
Beware the last Tuesday of the month. Been in the same position or department for a long time? Guess what...you are no longer welcome. Not enough turnover and movement so they will create it for you. Atleast the next round will be around the start of... — read more
Grade 29 managers getting let go across the board today. Optum is a c-ap hole
If your job was moved to India, please read these articles and contact the reporters who wrote these articles If these reporters wrote an article about these companies, they can write an article about our company too is it true that this company now... — read more
Do you know where I can find more info?
We know there were small layoffs a few weeks ago and then it stopped. I somehow doubt that was it, but spending weeks anticipating more has been excruciating. Am I wrong? Could it be that those layoffs were really it for this round and we are don for... — read more
That's because people who never developed a line of code in their life make the staffing decisions. Offshore resources believe they are favored over their American counterparts because they are more skilled and talented. The truth is, it has... — read more
Why is no one in the organization talking about current policial movements that aim to eliminate UNH alltogether. Am I the only one concerned we may all ultimately be laid off?
I've heard from a few different sources that more layoffs are coming soon. Probably at the end of this month or in early March 2019. Anyone else hearing this? Who else is looking for a job?
Santeli and goons are big time failures and wired in mainframes. 30+ years they have done this drama with accidental successes They don’t have , what it takes to take on Target, forget Amazon. Oh well thay have hired the fall guys from Tarjet.
Look at what is happening in the country, Mandatory enrollment in health care is no longer mandatory and it shouldn't be, and the ACA is trash, so, what happens is these filthy rich companies ride on our work to get that way and when they make a... — read more
I worked in the I.T. Division at a very high technical level for many years and can verify the offshore employees we had to train and support are a huge hinderance. They talk over you instead of listening and are extremely slow to learn. It is much... — read more
From my understanding claims domain applications are next. There is a heavy ramp up of OGS in the claims domain. We are training our replacements.
Make no mistake, it's happening right now. My building just started a round of layoffs this morning out of nowhere, but the signs have been there and I expected it sooner or later. Between: The multiple leadership changes at the top of the tree The... — read more
Optum leadership's 24-36 month roadmap is to offshore more than 60% of it's workforce-reducing domestic jobs. This job reduction will lower cost and enable Optum to meet budget requirements to compete with the mythical Amazon HealthCare announcement... — read more
Teams reduced by half or more. Severence packages based on years of service. Most in my area were 10+ years with the company. Warn act doesn't apply it's not a plant, 30% of the workforce, or above certain threshold in one building. They kept... — read more
How is today looking? Will there be more layoffs at Optum or was yesterday it?
Record profits. More layoffs in Optum Technology. Teams were already understaffed, letting more good people go. What a joke. Please don’t spam this post with more WARN act b---s--- either, we got the message in EVERY OTHER POST. — read more
If your employer selects you for a layoff, under Federal law, your employer is required to give you 60 days notice (and pay you for those 60 days). The 60 days is in addition to any severance you may be entitled to. This is required under the Federal... — read more
What’s this rumor in NJ? Is it cuts or re org? Insights please.
If you think you may be laid off (or have been laid off), under Federal law, your employer is required to give you 60 days’ notice (and pay you for those 60 days) The 60 days is in addition to any severance you may be entitled to. This is required... — read more
https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/layoffs This is a good source of information — read more
Just want to start a thread so we can consolidate the info for 2019 layoffs at Optum. Not sure if you have anything right now but it's good to have a place where we can discuss it.
If you were laid off, there are multiple laws you should know about. One of them is the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) As part of the OWBPA, your employer must give you a document that has the job titles and ages of all laid off... — read more
If you were laid off because you are older than your co-workers, it's time to educate ourselves about age discrimination Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) info on age discrimination https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/age.cfm... — read more
I am looking for some input about what it's like to work for OptumRx Can you share your thoughts? https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2018/07/27/ventura-county-businesses-sue-optumrx-d--g-pricing-lawsuit-pharmacy/784865002/... — read more
Let's learn more about the new President of Optum, Sir Andrew Witty. Welcome Sir Andrew! https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/former-glaxo-boss-andrew-witty-has-the-last-laugh-on-pharma-qpj5pw6f0... — read more
The H-1B Visa program allows companies to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs that can be difficult to fill H-1B visas are granted through an employer-driven system, which means an employer must apply for the visa. Some employers apply for the... — read more
If my employer has a layoff, should I get 60 days written notice and be paid for those 60 days? These companies were sued because they failed to comply with the WARN ACT https://www.warnlawyers.com/WARN-Act-Cases/ — read more
Big layoffs in AE in July 2018. For those left not good news, many demotions and more being managed from India. The writing is on the wall, they will continuously will move as many jobs as possible offshore. Trumps enemy is right here in the US.
If you were part of a layoff or you anticipate being part of a layoff, please learn about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) This Federal law indicates that your employer must give you 60 days written notice before the... — read more