Humana is laying off at least 1,162 employees in two states following the decision to close all its SeniorBridge home care facilities nationwide.
The payer closed 16 facilities at the end of 2022, and said it plans to close its remaining seven locations in New York by March 5.
In New York, 1,005 employees will be officially laid off March 6 in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, according to a Dec. 7 WARN act filing.
In Florida, 157 employees were laid off at the SeniorBridge facility in Jupiter, which closed at the end of 2022. Layoffs there included 149 caregivers, six field nurses, one sales executive and one care supervisor, according to the South Florida Business Journal.
SeniorBridge had operated in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut, according to its website.
"We introduced a $1 billion value creation initiative in early 2022 to increase our investment in our Medicare Advantage products and achieve greater organizational efficiencies that better meet the needs of our evolving business," a Humana spokesperson told Becker's. "As part of these efforts, we made the decision to discontinue operations for our SeniorBridge homecare services and permanently close all SeniorBridge branch locations."
The spokesperson said some impacted associates may have taken new positions elsewhere within the company.
Humana purchased SeniorBridge in 2012 to manage chronic and home care services for predominantly seniors.