Express Scripts to lay off 456 employees: 3 things to know

St. Louis-based Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager, will lay off 456 workers when it closes its pharmacy site in Columbus, Ohio, later this year, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed April 10.

Here are three things to know.

1. The layoffs will begin around June 10. Pharmacists, support staff and other workers will be affected by the layoffs, according to the WARN notice.

2. Express Scripts told The Columbus Dispatch the work performed at the Columbus facility will be done at other sites across the country.

3. Express Scripts is closing the facility about a month after health insurer Cigna announced plans to acquire Express Scripts in a $67 billion deal. Express Scripts said the decision to close the facility in Columbus is not related to the company's deal with Cigna, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

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