published Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee cuts 18 positions

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    File Photo The BlueCross and BlueShield logos hang on the company's old building in downtown Chattanooga.

The sale of Cigna's Nashville-based government services division to the South Carolina BlueCross plan is cutting 18 support jobs at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

The Chattanooga-based BlueCross issued a layoff notice Monday with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development indicating it will cut 18 positions from its Riverbend government services division by the end of October because of the Medicare contract changes.

BlueCross spokeswoman Mary Danielson said the company will work to find other jobs for displaced workers, noting that overall employment at BlueCross of Tennessee rose in the past year by 63 positions to a total staff of 5,435.

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Selah said...

Why is the high paid CEO taking a pay cut? She makes 4.4 million every year and it may be more this year. Where is her sacrifice?

Vote...Vote...Vote or Lose...Lose...Lose Democrats are for the middle-class...Republicans want to continue to fill and satisfy their greed, without sacrifice

August 30, 2011 at 9:53 p.m.

I love how BlueCross pretends they are on the upswing with employement. Unfortunately thats not quite true. Everyone at BlueCross (at least from a certain unprotected level and downward)is constantly fearing for they're job. Re-organization and Displaced are the words being used for poor executive decisions that result in lost jobs, but not executive jobs mind you.

September 15, 2011 at 5:39 p.m.
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