Highmark lays off 182 employees

Highmark has laid off 182 employees, a spokesperson for the company told Becker's March 11.

The layoffs were effective March 7 and occurred across Highmark's markets in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, and parts of New York. In 2023, Highmark laid off more than 250 employees.

The insurance division saw 159 people laid off in Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Parent company Highmark Health laid off 13 individuals, eight were laid off at enGen, and two were let go at Allegheny Health Network.

"Change is not only constant but necessary for Highmark Health to remain an innovative company that is competitively positioned for future growth in a marketplace that is rapidly evolving," the spokesperson said. "We are actively transforming to meet the changing needs of members and our communities through our Living Health model while maintaining financial strength and stability. This transformation requires that we continue the work we started in 2023 to reimagine and simplify our operations to effectively and efficiently achieve the quintuple aim --  better patient experience, clinician satisfaction, health equity and health outcomes, with lower costs."

"As we implement these difficult but necessary changes, Highmark Health will continue to invest strategically in growth, new markets, and reinventing health to fulfill our mission of delivering a remarkable health experience."

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