It was originally thought by Anthem IT associates, including mid-to-lower level IT management, that Legato was being formed in India as a means to replace the contracting services offered to Anthem by companies such as Deloitte, Cognizant, US Technology, etc.
However, as layoffs in Anthem IT have occurred over the course of 2019, the Legato staff in India has continued to be increased while the internal Anthem IT staff onshore in America has now been cut at levels of 40-50% in some areas, so that obviously was not the plan.
These RIF's have been done in multiple stages, and the high-level plan is for that to continue through the end of 2020. Even some Anthem IT associates who moved to Anthem core locations such as Atlanta have been impacted by these RIF's, with many of them having to move back to where they originally lived at their own expense.
These RIF's in the Atlanta location have been so significant that Anthem will not be able to meet their contractual agreement with the State of Georgia regarding job adds over an initial five-year period, and that will result in Anthem losing a $50-plus million state-sponsored tax incentive.
One would think this would have been reported by either the Wall Street Journal or the AJC by now, and that Anthem stockholders would be interested in this information. However, this information has apparently been kept "under the covers" by Anthem up to this point.