BlueCross BlueShield divisions downsizing staff at Florence, Surfside Beach locations


HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – PGBA, which provides claims processing, customer service, system platforms and fiscal services for multiple government partners and contracts, is cutting staff in Florence and Surfside Beach.

According to a statement from PGBA, which is a subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the cuts are part of the company’s long-planned workforce reduction and will start at the beginning of 2018. Right now, it’s not clear how many people will lose their jobs.

PGBA didn’t win a big government contract, so the company doesn’t need as many workers.

“This action is disappointing, but is a well-known challenge in providing contractual services for the federal government,” said Mike Skarupa, president and chief operating officer of PGBA, in a statement.

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