Thread regarding UnitedHealth Group Inc. layoffs

Layoffs today at UnitedHealth

Somebody said in another thread that more layoffs have started at UnitedHealth today - but I'm not hearing anything here at the office. Is this true?

If it is, what's being hit? Any ideas on what might be next? How bad is it? I hate having to guess in situations such as this...

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ

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People wake up. This is going to continue into 2020 we were told, most if my team got hit last week due to downsizing they say then to find out they are doing this allllllllllll through UHG. UHC. How about 27 yrs. 20 years. 25 yrs. 15 yrs Or 5 yrs 3 yrs 7 yrs. they are going crazy with this. You are not safe. And if you have a meeting they read from a script and answer no questions. all states no mercy. Read the other links and you will see the comments

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-2Hazf

Which part of Community & State? M&R, CAM, Benefit Configuration another area?

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-2secx

Community & State plan at United Healthcare laying off several people in NY state. Minnesota needs to clean out the leadership team and get things in order! Good people, hard workers being let go because of corrupt behavior of leaders over past few years.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-2lfle

Like others, I (and almost all other auditors) was laid off the end of May from QuEST M&R (specifically Enrollment/Recon/Billing/Collections/Consumer Services Tier 1/2/3.) The entire Corporate review program was eliminated as well as the IPR (Individual Processor Review) program. The manager and supervisor were also let go along with analysts, a higher level manager, and a director. Many other employees from other QuEST areas were also let go (hundreds.)

Lay offs had been rumored for some time, but our team had already been reduced by about 60% after the last lay off a couple years ago and we were being told we didn't have to worry...that the department was just "going through a transformation" and that we were "expected to have a positive attitude about it!" So, I think most of us were at least somewhat surprised. I was there for a decade (13 total years UHG experience) and other co-workers were there similar durations of time or even longer (one employee was there over 20 years and another over 25 years) These were not small numbers...about 167 attended just one of the HR "downsizing" WebEx meetings. This lay off reduced our specific team down to only 1 enrollment reviewer, 1 EGHP reviewer, 1 billing reviewer, and 1 analyst. The rest were canned like nothing.

To my knowledge, all or almost all of us always at least met expectations. When I specifically asked, I was told the layoffs were due to "a change in business direction" and "were not performance related." I was always a high producer (exceeded production), with 100% ATA quality, no auditor error overturns for many years, and impeccable attendance (hadn't had an unexcused absence in years.) Every year my annual review was an overall meets or exceeds expectations with no corrective action plans either. As another example, on my last review (and most others before that), my supervisor wrote that I "remained one of their best auditors." Like someone else mentioned, apparently that didn't matter!

It seems highly unethical to say the least that they are doing this to very hard-working, long-term employees (some have kids, home mortgages, chronic illnesses requiring frequent medical treatment from sitting on our asses all of the time, etc.) Meanwhile, the UNH stock price is skyrocketing as always, so the CEOs are raking it in. Was automation really needed to make even MORE money?? The entire time I've worked at UHG, it's been obvious the company is not ethical and only cares about more and more profit. However, things seem to be getting worse when they decide to automate the Quality Assurance department. All of us had years of actual production experience in the areas we audited. We were still routinely finding errors every single month, so it scares me to think how those are going to be found now, presumably by people with less experience or by an automation program. I heard Compliance will be doing some checks, but not all of the errors were compliance-related, but rather member-impact types of errors.

It would be so nice to work for a company that truly cares about it's workers, members, and has a conscience! I have not found another comparable job and will probably have to head to a temp agency soon despite having a solid employment history with UHG for the last decade. I've heard through the grapevine from a co-worker who is still there that the rest of them (on our team at least) may be let go the end of August, but that is just a rumor. Thanks UHG!!

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-1Pdqa

These layoffs are small numbers. You people are manufacturing drama.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-Uqjv

M&R was hit this week. Don’t know how many, but I’m sure it’s related to MOVE

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-Tujy

I'm from Anthem and we're seeing the same things.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-Mhlw

Numerous employees from many different areas are being let go in Eau Claire WI. Quest hit hard and deep. Some teams work mandatory OT ! Worked here for 18 years ! Sad. The bottom line will now increase for the second half of the year so the share holders can reap billions.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-rkzh

The rumored number for QuEST was 240 people.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-qhcz

Quest was hit hard at least 2 managers and the supervisors are going to other areas … at least one whole department eliminated as well as offshore staff

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-qizz

Let go today after along with six others on my team after 12 years with the company. I worked hard & went above and beyond daily and it got me nowhere. I'm looking to the bright side but still disappointed as I know I did my job and then some (including the work of those they decided to keep on). Severance pay looks terrible and considering I know how to benefits are for employees here, I'll be applying elsewhere.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-pmpf

Uber, a taxi hailing app that has no profits is valued at 1/3 the value of the whole UNH enterprise on Day 1. Hmm. The whole poorly integrated hodgepodge of unintegrated entities is unwinding. The green visor boys never put the work in to integrate the units and make them work together. All of the retaliatory nastiness is coming home to roost. Wichmann bought shares on the open market. No confidence Davey. The shares keep falling.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-esgc

Pittsburgh, PA office has had department cuts. Hiring freeze is in effect. No direction given from upper management. Many people are leaving, including supervisors. Meanwhile, is that are left are over worked without help. Yes... looking for another job myself. This company makes money. Something is definitely wrong. Get out while you can.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-eycl

A respected Federal Judge in Miami recused himself and called the UNH process for denial of Proton Beam Therapy “Immoral and Barbaric”. Judges usually choose their words sparingly. Hmmm. Is this More Unproven treatments or more pretextual denials? This is getting expensive. The class action lawsuits will result in more layoffs. Management grabs and the workers suffer. Hemsley got $66 million this year.

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Post ID: @YKu0hKJ-aydb

There was a town hall a few weeks ago mentioning cuts to save costs. Today 3 managers from medicare and retirement were laid off. There were more in other LOBs

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