TriWest Healthcare Alliance has informed the state of Missouri that it has furloughed 191 workers in the Kansas City metro area. The Phoenix-based company manages civilian healthcare benefits under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The cutbacks began on April 20 and include a variety of positions, mostly customer service representatives. The company says it anticipates the layoffs to be temporary.
In a letter to the state, TriWest cites the coronavirus outbreak as the reason for the decisions.
It says the affected employees are not represented by a union.
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