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Highmark cuts more jobs in the midstate

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 13, 2014 9:30 AM
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(Pittsburgh) -- Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark has cut 100 more jobs in Pennsylvania, including 40 in the midstate.

The move brings to more than 500 the layoffs in its insurance business and related hospital network.

Spokesman Aaron Billger says the latest cuts include 40 workers in Pittsburgh, 40 in Camp Hill, Cumberland County, and 20 at other offices across the state.

He says the jobs have been cut because ``health care is changing rapidly'' and Highmark's ``workforce needs to be aligned to our strategies.''

The company cut 160 technology, sales and finance workers in its insurance operation last month, including workers in Camp Hill, Pittsburgh and other offices.

It's seven-hospital Allegheny Health Network laid off 262 workers in the second half of last year.

Highmark's insurance business has about 20,000 workers, including 5,000 in Pittsburgh, while the hospital network has another 17,000 employees.

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