UnitedHealthcare, the health insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group, laid off an undisclosed number of employees in Duluth, Minn., according to the Duluth News Tribune.
The health insurer confirmed the staff changes to the publication, but did not specify which jobs or how many were affected.
In a statement to the Duluth News Tribune, UnitedHealthcare said it "works every day to help make healthcare 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."
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