- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Magellan Health says it will lay off 80 workers at its care management center in Baton Rouge beginning Nov. 30 because it’ losing a contract with the state to manage mental health and addictive disorder services for Medicaid patients.

In a letter sent Monday to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Magellan said the layoffs would occur from the end of November to Feb. 28. The layoffs at the center in Perkins Rowe are expected to be permanent.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1POfmQp ) it was not clear whether the Baton Rouge office will close as a result of the layoffs. In the letter to the workforce commission, though, Magellan officials list a wide range of job titles that will be eliminated, including directors, care managers and supervisors.

Magellan officials were unavailable for comment.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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