Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has fired 44 people who lied in order to get hardship withdrawals from their retirement plans.
The employees all worked at the company’s headquarters.
Blue Cross is not releasing any further details on the former employees, spokesman John Maginnis said.
However, he said integrity is a core company value and something Blue Cross talks to employees about consistently from the first day of employment.
The company employs about 2,000 workers, according to its website.
Employees also receive online compliance training and must fill out a code of business conduct questionnaire. Employees also receive internal communications and mandatory annual training on integrity, compliance and fraud prevention.
“We immediately take action when we get notice of the rare instances where these values may be compromised. This instance is no exception,” Maginnis said.