Thread regarding Corvel Corp. layoffs

Massive layoffs due to coronavirus

My divisional office in the company lost at least 10 people yesterday due to the "decrease in revenue from the coronavirus". My job is safe for now, but we lost a lot of good people. I guess they figured since they dont spend any money on employee benefits, support, or proper pay anyway then the only thing left to do was eliminate good people.

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Keep trying to find another job everyone. I got another position so I am leaving this dump! I have never been happier. Even during these trying times it is still possible so keep applying and interviewing!

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Post ID: @Eeno+14hOjHl2

I am glad that I told my upper management that they were fired in early March; the ultimate decision to work at Corvel, ultimately rests with ME. Management still doesn’t get it.

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Post ID: @Dlaq+14hOjHl2

I believe the pandemic played right into Corvel’s plan. They didn’t furlough anyone, they simply fired them, when people got the call that they were fired, they asked if they’d be called back. The answer was no, but jobs will be posted and you can apply for those jobs, probably a a lower wage!

CorVel has the worse benefits in the claims industry, hires young adjusters to keep salaries low and don’t care when people leave for jobs that pay them thousands more!

The problem is simple, CorVel is a managed care company, posing as a TPA. Most of upper management has no experience in claims management and therefore are unprepared to deal with issues like data breaches and how to weather a pandemic!

I feel terrible about those who were fired, because even when the pandemic is over, it will be difficult to find opportunities and Unemployment is not a permanent solution!

Funny, I haven’t heard of any layoffs with any other TPA’s, perhaps we should be pondering why that is...,

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Post ID: @seeb+14hOjHl2

Can you blame anyone for wanting to leave after everything that has happened in the last month? Corvel already has the poorest PTO time, most expensive health insurance, and worst 401k match I have ever seen from any company. Benefits are straight up trash. The only reasons anyone accepted a job with Corvel were because of their competitive pay rates and their perception as being a stable company in the reliable healthcare industry. Well in the past month they had massive layoffs and cut many people's pay. There is literally no reason to stay at this pathetic dumpsterfire excuse of a company anymore.

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Post ID: @rxfg+14hOjHl2

I commend whoever started this thread. I'm sure the execs hate that forums like this exist as conduits of free speech to challenge their efforts to control the narrative and keep the truth from coming out. I encourage everyone who either still works there or were affected by the layoffs to keep this and other outlets active to keep the truth coming. I googled Joe Padudas blog and he actually referenced this thread and the corvel layoffs in a blog post a few weeks ago. I am sure the execs loved that!

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Post ID: @qoaj+14hOjHl2

I've heard that too, people leaving. I honestly didn't even think the workers comp industry could be affected like this. I get that they have injury & exposure related claims, and those rel, off for awhile. But there had always been talk in the government about allowing the disease related claims. Those will roll in, and they will have serious issues handling the volume due to laying those people off. Granted, there were factors in their choices, and those decisions became personal in some cases. I still figured that CorVel could hang in there for us... like when we did for them during the ransomware attack. That was a very stressful 3 months...I mean we had clients cutting our emails off as a whole because they were concerned about our system infecting theirs. The pharmacy division was approving darn near everything that came through because didn't have a way to check relation to injury, contact adjusters. They only wrote off medication bills the clients identified as not related, so many slipped through & got paid by the client and CorVel didn't encourage clients to scrutinize what was sent to them. That's why they were so hush hush about the issue (until Joe Paduca caught wind and did a write up...they hate that guy) then CorVel disclosed it publicly. Just like a lot of claimants got double weekly payments. We came in to approve checks once we could see the claimant in the system, only to find out later the Portland office was cutting the checks too. All that clean up, getting harrassed by external adjusters/claimants, lack of communication... just everything. This is just an alarm as to how they handle things, if one hadn't gone off already.

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Post ID: @qdvr+14hOjHl2

Hmmm maybe they won't have to do another round of layoffs. Most of my friends still working there are looking for other jobs and most of them have already starting having interviews. And these aren't underperforming, expendable employees. I'm talking about some of their best and most senior employees that really keep the business units running. RIP Corhell.....oh sorry I meant corvel.

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Post ID: @qchz+14hOjHl2

Yes, unemployment is based off your actual wage...percentages very per state of course. But imagine being an individual who stayed on & was forced to take a decrease THEN get laid off in the second round. They would get less than those of us laid off in the first round. I guess my point is to look at this in a semi-positive light...if you can.

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Post ID: @pojm+14hOjHl2

CorVel will survive, as they have for decades. Fear seems to have driven a lot of these posts. Not saying that the statements are true or not, butthis isn't the average layoff situation. The mitigating factors of our actual lives being at stake on top of our jobs being taken away, well simply s—s. Please for all of us affected by the layoff, file your unemployment (if you haven't yet). Try to be grateful that your unemployment is based off of your actual wage and not the forced decrease. The CARES Act is alloting an extra $600 PER WEEK, which was signed 2 days before the mass layoff. Everything you are, everything you know and everything you bring to the table: IS STILL YOU. There are other positions to be had out there in a lot of locations if you need to get back to work. If you can survive off of the unemployment/CARES Act, think about possibly investing in yourself somehow. Education (online programs), hobbies anything you need to do to stay sane. From a fellow previous coworker that was laid off... we got this. REMEMBER: WE WERE NOT HIRED BECAUSE WE WERE LAZY, INEPT OR UNEDUCATED. It was simply a reduction in workforce.

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Post ID: @oifs+14hOjHl2

How long until Corvel is financially ruined from this pandemic? Businesses will start to reopen some, but nothing will be completely back to normal for probably at least a year. I wouldn't be surprised if a second (but smaller) round of layoffs happens again this summer.

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Post ID: @lqpx+14hOjHl2

Down voted or not, facts are facts. They are telling each other in their management conference calls about this, sending people to this website to down vote these comments, as if they are lies. They can sit and click that arrow all they want, but to ANY ONE whom reads these comments: they are the TRUTH in regards to how CorVel has conducted this layoff situation. Just the way they tried to keep the security breach quiet in July '19, this too will be talked about. The thing is, it didn't have to be this way. It never does with CorVel...but somehow they always end up doing people dirty.

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Post ID: @dyfc+14hOjHl2

This thread is really getting downvoted. The corporate brownosers who don't want the truth about the layoffs to come out must have just found this. Good to know its having an effect on them.

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Post ID: @dffw+14hOjHl2

Layoffs happen, and typically us ground workers will never fully understand why/how... Why us as individuals? How can a multimillion dollar company know in a week that 20% need to be let go? Aside from all that, there should be follow through for those that are laid off. Aside from final paychecks, why were the severance checks not standing by? Our names weren't drawn from a hat the day we were told, they knew ahead of time. There was time to get severance checks printed & handed to us the day we cleaned our desks out/turned in our equipment. It's been 2 weeks & still nothing. CorVel knew there is a stay at home order in place. CorVel also knows how backed up unemployment is. So why have those that are laid off be required to physically mail in the signed docs to a location where no one can get the mail timely? HR is not responding to emails & it's been over 2 weeks. This is shame. Things happen, we get that. But to just ignore the employees that were terminated is disrespectful.

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Post ID: @dfbw+14hOjHl2

I have worked at Corvel many years. I have never seen such a negative atmosphere with such low morale than now (even with working remotely, I can sense it with conversing with coworkers). CEO claims we have no debt and just had a strong first quarter, yet in 3 weeks flips this place upside down, freezes raises, reduces workforce by 20 percent, freezes overtime, and now many employees on the higher end of the payscale are getting 10 percent forced salary reductions (not just the overpaid exec's that make high 6 figs). Even if Corvel survives this pandemic, between now and then I guarantee they will lose more employees and talent that cannot be replaced, along with customers who will see the instability and dropoff in customer service as a sign. Now is not a great time to seek employment elsewhere, but I guarantee many will now do so and be successful at it. Corvel is now a shell of its former self.

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Post ID: @9jac+14hOjHl2

Forced reduction of salaries is probably the smartest decision CorVel has made. With a reduction in salaries comes a reduction in the rinky dink severance I heard they were giving (based on current wage when they let you go) when they lay folks off again. The only reason I can see them justifying that move is due to the CARES act going through. They can act like they are doing people a favor when they file for unemployment & get that additional monies on top of state funds. Their employees were the only thing keeping them afloat. The customer service was impeccable, across the board. The service that is proposed to clients is completely oversold. They tell clients what they want to hear, knowing full well the adjusters/customer service/pharmacy (none of which even understands what the other does) cannot deliver. It's a sad state of affairs that an worldwide Pandemic would expose CorVel for the disease they are. Glad I left months ago.

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Post ID: @9grf+14hOjHl2

Heard from a friend still at Corvel that they announced forced reduction in salaries for many people. Time to abandon the sinking ship....this company is toast.

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Post ID: @8oqv+14hOjHl2

This is only going to keep getting worse before it gets better. Like the other person on here said.......they spent who knows how many tens of thousands or maybe even over 6 figures taking all the big wigs on a company paid trip to Maui 2 weeks ago, yet they come back and fire 20% of the rest of us who do all the ground work to keep the company going. To the CEO, your constant emails trying to justify these layoffs blah blah blah aren't working. We can see through the smokescreen. I was spared, but I have started looking elsewhere and so have many of my surviving colleagues. We no longer feel this company has a secure future after the massive reduction in force that has occurred.

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Post ID: @7ssw+14hOjHl2

Too many. Too soon. Talent that can not be replaced. CorVel was obviously hanging by a thread before this.

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Post ID: @7xcr+14hOjHl2

CorVel May have been a bit premature with their decision to lay-off 20% of their workforce...

I believe there will be another series of layoffs, if the pandemic last to June 2020 !

If the pandemic lasts longer than August, I‘m not sure the company will remain viable. If they can’t financial manage 30 days of the pandemic, what would 90 days do to their financial health

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Post ID: @3pdp+14hOjHl2

We are already providing substandard service to our customers and it seems like we keep losing more and more customers. Eliminating 20 percent of our staff and expecting the same level of customer service/support will only accelerate customer loss and actually lead to financial ruin. I was one of those laid off. They worded it like we could "come back when this is all over if business picks up again". Yeah right.....I will not hang around waiting for this place, I will find something else.

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Post ID: @3jgs+14hOjHl2

The CEO sent an email on 3/26 advising CorVel has been hit harder by COVID-19 than "9/11, 2009 recession & the ransomware attack combined". Interesting this email is sent not 2 weeks after at least 50 upper management get back from an corporate expense paid trip to Maui. (Not the most sound economic decision to make in times like these, & could have been cancelled in time) Just weird that CorVel has TONS of City/State/County contracts that handle exposure claims but within one week they were financially hit hard... Either way, layoffs started 3/31 (they are not done). 15 layoffs in a department of 75, and they let go some of their most tenured people with the most solid relationships with clients. I guess they aren't #corvelstrong after all, they certainly are not #corvelsmart

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Post ID: @3jxu+14hOjHl2

Same in my office as well. I heard all offices and divisions will be affected over the next few weeks. If you survive, might want to start looking elsewhere.

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