- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is eliminating 73 positions due to the loss of the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System contract.

KFGO radio reports (https://bit.ly/1ONGf6i ) that 15 of the positions involve layoffs. The remaining 58 are open positions that aren’t being filled.

Blues President and CEO Tim Huckle says the company also will shave $4.7 million from annual vendor contracts and an additional $2.7 million in printing expenses, building costs and consulting fees.

He says the cost-saving measures are an “unavoidable necessity.”

Sanford Health Plan began providing coverage for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System on July 1, after out-bidding Blue Cross Blue Shield, which had provided coverage to the group for nearly four decades.


Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide