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Anthem-Hartford Health Care Dispute
The insurance company Anthem BlueCross & BlueShield and Hartford Health Care have been in negotiations over payments from Anthem to Hartford Health Care.
According to a leaflet being distributed by Hartford Health Care, stating October 1st, the following facilities will be “out-of-network” for Anthem Customers:
Stating November 1st, the following facilities will be “out-of-network” for Anthem Customers:
Hopefully Anthem and Hartford Health Care will have a new contract in place before October 1, but the State of Connecticut tells us that they have made interim arrangements with Anthem and Hartford Health Care to keep the state’s plan in-network if the two sides fail to reach an agreement.
These interim arrangements are never perfect since not everyone in the system will get the message. If you are told you will be out of network, inform the Hartford Health Care personnel to speak with their bosses.
Physicians affiliated with Hartford Healthcare are not affected by this directly so our members should not have any issues getting preventive or other office visits in the middle of all of this.
Questions? Call the state retirement health unit at 860-702-3533, or email your Council 4 union at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell us which state local union you belong to.
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