Thread regarding Anthem Inc. layoffs

Furloughs - COVID

Furloughs are coming at the end of the month due to COVID situation.

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Just to be clear from my post below, I was an account administrator there and every department in that place was the same or even worse than anything you could imagine.

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Post ID: @11bzi+14uG6pG0

All I will say is do not apply to the aetna in woodland hills california location.
I was an account administrator there.
Everyone is looking out for themselves. I was there for a lot of years and made a few mistakes because if you ask any trainer there to help you with something, the will yell and scream at you.
They will also blame you for a mistake that someone else did.
It was the worst experience you could ever imagine. It was ten times worse than what I ever experienced and I also worked at this place.
Just a warning to you all to avoid that whole place completely. Try another industry and company do be in.

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Post ID: @11iaz+14uG6pG0

Can someone answer this questiion as well.
Is the dental provider department for anthem also being affected.
From what I understand there are dental provider offices being
closed but some are open for emergencies.
How has this affected this division.
If you know about or are in this division, then please provide some details as to what the
situation is and if they also plan to layoff, or if you heard from someone
who knows someone in that department, that they will have layoffs also.
Thank you.

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Post ID: @olkx+14uG6pG0

Ya - no excuse that. Claims volume is way down, because scheduled surgeries and non -emergency doctor visits have been delayed. It will go up again soon. Anthem’s corporate behavior toward their loyal employees is completely out of line with basic respect and loyalty. And in the long run it will hurt them. When these people find other jobs, what are the chances they’ll choose Anthem insurance, ever?
When companies begin hiring again and membership grows, Anthem won’t have loyal employees to take care of business. They’ll have a small team of inexperienced employees, and/or contractors around the world that are good people, but won’t be able to get he job done.

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Post ID: @lucs+14uG6pG0

Any more details on Wednesday's Town Hall and furloughs?

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Post ID: @diwr+14uG6pG0

Does anyone have any info about the furloughs? Any idea what positions might be impacted? I haven't heard anything yet, but can confirm I am seeing much lower volumes of front-line work.

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Post ID: @5xuv+14uG6pG0

As all the full-time jobs are already reserved for contractors atleast do not post these jobs in LinkedIn and job portals..., You are wasting many applicants' time and discouraging the people in their job search

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Post ID: @5ojx+14uG6pG0

They come over on work visas. Not sure what’s wrong with that.

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Post ID: @5fbi+14uG6pG0

@3aai+14uG6pG0 Hello, although the pandemic is more important right now, let me just say.. Anthem is hiring on shore contractors ( both IT and business) and they now become Anthem employees. So for the internal postings and applying like me, 2 jobs I went for got filled by non American contractors. Anthem at one point had more contractors than associates, they are fixing that by hiring the contractors. Renaming the positions and paying cheaper salaries. How do you compete with that? I'm just waiting for my time.

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Post ID: @4cvg+14uG6pG0

Well Anthem has now decided to lower titles of associates with no explanation. In a company with so many different levels of VPs and inflated leadership of course it makes sense punish the frontline workers. I bet GB and friends still got their huge bonuses this year.

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Post ID: @3aai+14uG6pG0

Profits are only one piece of the picture. And let's see what they look like at the end of the 2nd and 3rd quarters as opposed to the one that just ended.

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Post ID: @3yoq+14uG6pG0

Even if we have a dip in commercial, we have a huge government business division that includes Medicaid and Medicare.

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Post ID: @2nvz+14uG6pG0

No, the company is not doing better. All corporations had to spend millions and millions on infrastructure to enable work from home to the degree necessary - security, connectivity, hardware, etc. The workforce is shifting and all insurers will lose members as they fall to uninsured or Medicaid - reduction in membership, less revenue. Volumes are significantly down because nobody is going to the Dr, but MLR still applies. I don’t think any company will escape the overreach of government and we’ll all suffer because of it.

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Post ID: @1sbz+14uG6pG0

That doesn't make much sense. Insurance isn't a public-facing industry like restaurants or grocery stores.

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Post ID: @1lvq+14uG6pG0

Furloughs or lay-offs? They’re two different things.

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Post ID: @1xru+14uG6pG0

Isn't the company doing better financially since all this?

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