Thread regarding Anthem Inc. layoffs

Volunteer RIF?

Hey Folks, So, let me ask has anyone been waiting waiting to be Rif'ed but it hasn't happened yet? Well that's me. 38 years at Anthem. I want to retire anyway by EOY, a severance package ahead of time doesnt sound like a bad thing. Has anyone done this? .

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@5qjn+1aGER96N I enjoyed your post. I'm sorry your boss is like that.The RIFS have hit close to me but i keep missing it. Good luck with the internal posts, i quit applying internally for two reasons. The folks interviewing me were very young and new to the industry.i felt like I intimidated them. But when I did get to a second round of interviews, I got bypassed by non americans becoming employees. Sorry I cant compete with that. And your bosses are sent a notification when you apply. I'm just waiting ,but doing my job and doing it well until then. Good luck my friend.

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Post ID: @6ckl+1aGER96N

I just said this to my husband yesterday. I hope they lay me off. I really do. I would be perfectly happy leaving the company tomorrow. In fact, I have now applied for 25 new jobs (both internal and external). My manager is toxic. She spends her entire day listening to our calls and watching our screens. You would think that a manager would have better things to do. She has literally told me to do things that could cause Anthem to be fined. But what am I supposed to do? The director is her best friend. If I went to HR, she would know it was me that turned her in. Ho hum. So yes, please lay me off. Please.

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Post ID: @5qjn+1aGER96N

I considered doing that, but I couldn’t figure out a good (no risk) way to approach Anthem with the idea. I ended up waiting it out and got RIF’ed in 2019.
I would recommend waiting it out, or just go for retirement. Otherwise, it could backfire on you.

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Post ID: @3bxj+1aGER96N

Assuming voluntary RIF is the same as involuntary RIF, the state you work in may vary the package as well as your age and years of service.
For most folks, 6 months serverance/supplemental pay is the max you can get.
For some states you have to file for state unemployment. After subtracting that amount, Anthem will give you the remaining amount for the period.
Sometimes depending upon one's age you do not have to file for state unemployment and Anthem will pay the full amount.
And for some states, NH is one, you do not have to file state unemployment and Anthem will pay you the full amount.

As to the pension plan, be careful as each state treats this different. It can also be affected by the amount you will get.

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Post ID: @3rjt+1aGER96N

Agree with the reply. Question, since I don't work there any longer. Do you still have a Pension Plan? If so, if you retire instead of taking a volunteer RIF, don't you get your full pension? Reason I mention is if Anthem acquires or merges with another company, (sometimes), the pension plan can "go away". Again, I haven't been there in years (spent 6 years) and receive a modest pension. Just "asking".

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Post ID: @2foz+1aGER96N

Be very careful. Volunteering for lay-off is seen as quitting to HR. You’d lose financially. If I were you just stay quiet so you don’t lose money.

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Post ID: @neu+1aGER96N

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