Thread regarding UnitedHealth Group Inc. layoffs

UnitedHealth Layoffs 2019

What are your thoughts about potential UnitedHealth Layoffs in 2019?

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1

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My husband is the latest casualty of United Health Group layoffs effective today. Hes worked for UBH/ Optum Health for 20 years and on his off day, was asked to call in for a mandatory meeting. Laid off on his off day with less than 2 months left in the year. Most recently UHG had a town hall touting how their end of year goals look good and the all new programs they are starting, etc. And over the course of 11 months, they have been laying off hard working people in waves. Go figure.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-60omi

The problem is that senior leaders have been moving to Ireland. They stay for two years, and then they must leave Ireland. The job/position stays in - IRELAND. Then the staff beneath them eventually lose their jobs because they are replaced by Irish leaders. These people know literally NOTHING about US healthcare. But they are making decisions that affect every employee and every member. This is going to get worse unless our plan owners DEMAND that all work associated with their members be restricted to ONSHORE access. If you work for an employer and find out your claim has been touched offshore- I would encourage you to talk to your HR department and stir the pot. I know a number of Unions have taken this approach with other payers and were successful. UHC is not the only game in town and it is time to let them know!!

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5Uvmx

UHC simply stated is the Mafia of Healthcare !

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5Qmbb

How bout the Medicare Fraud not once but twice. Whistleblower on first case dies unexpectedly. Too bad his brother got the 35 mil whistelblowr payoff
After second time and being caught Helmsley is ordered by courts to step down from CEO. He gets a 15 million parachute bonus to step down
He spends 2 years on the Board of Directors and after 2 years became the executive director and still gets his big far salary and bonuses
They are using Weichman as a front man
So many lives are being ruined...stripped of careers with not a care in the world

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5Oryr

UnitedHealth Group earnings beat expectations

Yahoo Finance
October 15, 2019, 2:54 PM UTC
Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts, Scott Gamm, and Anjalee Khemlani discuss

UnitedHealth's Q3 earnings beat.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5Evgs

How about cut the CEO's salary by like 95% so he can live like the rest of the people that actually make the company money....I'd love to see UHC knocked off their high horse thinking they are the sh!t with their healthcare benefits, and the employees who get the sh–iest coverage of all.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5Etkx

I, too, got the axe in Phoenix after 10 straight years (17 total). Let’s be real... we live in a “ what have you done for me lately”, prove your worth, take control of your career corporate world.

It’s still sad..... I know too many really good people that got cut.

Lots of local talent will be gobbled up by the competition....

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5Cids

Uhc makes billions each year off companies in the u.s. why is the u.s. government allowing our jobs to be sent off shore. We will all be homeless there are no jobs left in the u.s. we all need to take a stand and speak up. India got rich because of all our call centers being sent there. We are losing our homes and everything we worked for. Uh needs to be stopped.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5Csgs

They should look at negotiating getting out of the leases for the 10's of thousands of sq/ft of commercial space they are leasing and not utilizing before laying off good people. JMHO. They claim they are trying to keep healthcare affordable, but the corporate waste on unused office space is easily in the millions of dollars annually.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5zpkr

I was also part of the lay-off. This is what UHC told the local news station when asked, and is basically what I was read during the brief phone call;

““UnitedHealthcare works every day to help make health care more affordable, while ensuring the business remains well-positioned for continued growth. As part of that commitment, we regularly review our products, services and workforce to ensure we are serving our customers and members as efficiently and effectively as possible.”

So much for the values they are always preaching. Relationships, Integrity, compassion. Get real.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5xopf

I really want to see the big fat checks up the ladder get the same treatment see how they feel that their job went to the Philippines and India. Now that should be funny they will be jumping off buildings like The Great Depression. Always the worker ants get it the people who did all the work to help the members We get shafted like they shafted their members, take the money and let them beg for assistance. I rescale reading an article in Miami a few months ago where a judge ruled UHC disgusting fir denying chemo treatments to a member it was in our Miami newspaper . So there you go they care for no one but those big premiums the members pay. What a terrible shame

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5wfnb

How about 20 yrs add me to their list of dumping grounds all for nothing dedication down the toilet

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5wlpp

UHC just eliminated the STARS Member Navigator program causing hundreds across the US to lose their jobs. While executives make millions upon millions. Unethical?

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5tjeg

Phoenix office off Cotton ln had many lay offs two days ago. New day and PCRS claims department. They said more is coming until 2020

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5tthj

No rhyme or reason but I don’t think they realize how seriously this will effect the members. Talk to anyone who if they gave to call customer service, etc for ay company it is in overseas Idia etc who you don’t understand both ways and when you ask for a local or US rep they hang up the employees at UHG have had the same experience. And privacy issues, securit? A joke. How about getting off the wall calls crazy hours from the off shore reps. They gave totally sold themselves(UHG) that is, and they yes definitely shot them selves in the foot on this one wait until their members gear this lol remember open enrollment in most companies as well as Medicare is now, they will be hit big time come January 2020 when they see their contracts list or members drop them. Good luck to all that were hit by the lay offs.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5ttfd

117 laid off yesterday 10/02/2019. Upper Management jobs, I read an article, this is wave 1. Next wave is in November. 3rd Wave is in March. All the jobs, except Minnesota, are going overseas. Don't know how they can get away with it for Tricare and Medicare support jobs.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5tgpi

107 people were laid off in July 2019 from the expedited appeals dept, me being one of them, and I am 50 ...

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5towl

UHC is literally shooting themselves in the foot! Being front line, NO ONE wants to talk to offshore reps so when provider’s start pulling their contracts because of this, UHC will reap what it has sewn. How about starting from the top and cutting unnecessary “fat” (spending/bonuses/etc) ... after all they have done this before and it didn’t work, so history will repeat itself and UHC will not bounce back a second time

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5skjq

If you are still working at UHG it is a good idea to start updating resume and looking for employment outside of the company. Our department just had a mass layoff and it was for folks that have been here for years. This cost cutting is going to continue if you read between the lines of their PR Scripts that they have the managers read to the group of remaining employees. It is sicking when we have been getting quarterly emails about how the company has been making billions and growing. At the end of the day they are a large for profit company. With the political pressure to cut health care cost for consumers they have to find that lost revenue somewhere, that is how it works at the end of the day. If you are still working at UHG, make sure you have a back up plan.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5skod

Laying off in Frederick Maryland. Provider Services .We have also been told the building contract is up in 2021.They are not going to renew it. Plenty of calls with long waits, but company likes to send jobs overseas then make member and provider accounts pay more to have their customers service brought back to the states.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5siqb

Hit uhc compliance...16 years working my way up and working hard just gone!

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5syvj

65 let go in my department! Got us on a call and that was that. 17 years of my life

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5stzw

Destroying people who were loyal and hardworking for decades will not end well for UHG. They may be powerful now, but think of the Titanic.
I hope people unite to sue their arse!

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-5eimp

Preservice review for community and state is up in the air. Optum Technology owns us (UHC) now and we were told our positions are unknown at this point. Optum is developing programs to eliminate nurses. Computers have finally caught up and are taking over our lives. It’s very disappointing to feel uneasy about your job every day you show up. Sh*t gets real when management sends an email of open positions and encourages you to apply.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-4Tteh

No it won't! My husband has worked there a long time and is a model employee. Everyone, even the people who are helped by him, love him. They have f**ked him over, again.

Unless they give him another job that GIVES US INSURANCE, may they sink like the Titanic!

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-4zwwv

I have a family member who has been in Provider Services for well over 10yrs. Their Department was told in May that they would be shutting down and probably all losing their jobs as of June 1st. They are still waiting on pertinent information. What kind of company puts their employees under that kind of stress? They either don't care about their employees, or can't effectively manage their company, or both. The employees were told they were 'over-staffed' in this area, yet call volumes are at an all time high with absurd wait times on hold. In fact, one employee hit the all time record by anyone ever for the number of calls answered in a month. That is NOT over-staffing. They were honestly asked to not give a bad company review so as not to affect the survey results for those employees who will remain. wtf? Really? You've left these people in limbo for in excess of 60 days now and you want a kind review of the company? I think not. They were told to apply for other internal open positions, however, none of them are even being given interviews. They get the 'no thank you' form letter every time they apply for a position. I know one individual who has applied for over 12 openings and has yet to get even a courtesy interview for their loyalty. I have never seen such a poorly run and absolutely dishonest company who treats their employees any worse than UnitedHealthcare. They frankly should be embarrassed.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-4ykio

I still work at UHC on Provider Service department we were told that the department is over staff. They are telling us that we should apply for other positions within the company but nothing else.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-3Mkra

I am a former employee of UHC. I have friends who still work there, all have 10-20 years with the company. They are being told that there will be layoffs in provider services department very soon. They are being given the opportunity to apply for other positions within the company. If they cannot find another position, they will be laid off. UHC is laying off at least 500 employees and moving these positions off shore.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-3Agon

When talking about UHG and WARN, remember, many of their acquisitions are still doing business under their legacy name behind the scenes. If a WARN exists, you might need to look in that state under the original company.

Also... Fortune 500 is a thing.

Fortune 6... spouted by those that don't realize Fortune 500 is the thing.

Am I wrong? Let's see that annual list of Forbe's Fortune 6.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-3qwkg

In India.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-3lbrg

More layoffs today 04/25/2019

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-2Rwlp

I enjoyed, “ United will continue to Grow”. Says Who? The UNH troll says so. Well, the employees and the provider base and the subscribers are the three most important constituents. The employees are intimidated and treated like sickly livestock. The provider base despises this company and would prefer anything else. See the fight UNH started with the Northwestern Medical Group. Take a discount so the Pacificare denial team can pull down a bigger bonus. They need more expensive homes in Redondo Beach. It takes work thinking up those denial schemes. Lastly, we have the subscriber. The subscriber pays more and more and gets less and less. But it’s not just less. It’s less with arrogance and attitude. United will continue to grow. Yes it will grow it’s portfolio of Class Action Lawsuits and False Claims Actions. Hahahaha!

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-2zhzh

Make a List of as many employees that you can find who were laid off. Then sue under the WARN act. You get 60 days pay plus benefits in most states. In some states you get 90 days pay. HR Direct gives out lots of misinformation. Are you surprised? One HR VP had her husband fined by the SEC for Insider Trading based on UNH deals. Another UNH “lay-off specialist” sells Beauty Counter Products. Hey, if your not working, you might as well wear nice lipstick ( Alicia - That is You!). Fortune 6 Company run like a Candy Store. Hahahaha!

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-2zbfb

yeah; they dont want the news out; bad for stock;

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-1usdn

There was a massive layoff yesterday affecting anywhere from 1500 - 3000 people (depending on where you get your information).

Nothing in the news..??

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-1ubku

Your words s---, people are just layed off and all you have to be is sarcastic...I have 2 words for you AH.

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-1twkz

@VTpwnt1-Hyuo Why are you so upset over this? Did your redundant position get eliminated and now you're just left bitterly trolling anonymous message boards posting propaganda?

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-Nzge

another question: where do remote employees fit in? What "site" are they a part of?

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-Lmmf

I have several questions about the WARN act -- the wording states:

A “mass layoff” is defined as a reduction in force that: (1) is not the result of a plant closing; and (2) results in an employment loss at the single site of employment during any 30-day period for either:

At least 33% of the employees (excluding any part-time employees) and at least 50 employees (excluding any part-time employees); or

At least 500 employees (excluding any part-time employees).

example: a site has 150 employees. 33% of 150 =49

question: can they lay off 49 employees without notice because it does not meet the 50 employee requirement?

Example: a site has 300 employees. 33% of 300 = 99

Question: can they lay off 98 people without notice?

Example: a site has 600 employees but 400 are part time.

Question: Can they lay off all 600 people without warning because they have only 200 full time workers?

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Post ID: @VTpwnt1-Lnqd

I checked with the agency that enforces the WARN Act in my state, and they said this company is notorious for not complying with the WARN Act, and an inquiry is underway

Don't be shy

If your employer fails to provide you the notice required under the Federal WARN act (and a similar act in most of the 50 states), file a complaint with your State WARN agency and / or consult with the appropriate attorney

Remember, once you are notified of a layoff, your employer must pay you for 60 days before your severance starts. Don't walk away from 60 days of pay

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