Helping You Make an Informed Decision
Did you know that on June 30, 2019, the Consent Decrees between UPMC and Highmark will end? What does this mean? Most adult care provided by UPMC hospitals and doctors in the Pittsburgh and Erie areas will be out-of-network for Highmark and other Blue Cross Blue Shield members.
During your next open enrollment period, make sure you understand your options. To guarantee full in-network access to UPMC's world-class care, be sure to choose a plan that includes all UPMC doctors and hospitals.
What will this mean for health care in western Pennsylvania? More options. The change to Highmark's relationship with UPMC will pave the way for more choice and competition. More options lead to lower health care costs and higher-quality care for the region.
Health care choice has never been more important. So, make sure you and your family have in-network access to care that's ranked among the best in the nation. Get a health plan with full in-network access to all UPMC doctors and hospitals.
How Will June 30, 2019 Affect Your Access to Health Care?
I have a Highmark or Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial health insurance plan
You'll give up in-network access to top-ranked care from UPMC doctors and hospitals you may know and trust. Can you afford not to have insurance that includes in-network access to UPMC?
Learn more about your options if you have a Highmark health insurance plan »
I have a UPMC Health Plan, Aetna, Cigna, or United Healthcare health insurance plan
You don't have to worry. You'll continue to enjoy in-network access to UPMC's world-renowned doctors, hospitals, and care.
I have a Highmark or Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage plan
In western Pennsylvania, you'll no longer have full, in-network access to top-ranked care from UPMC doctors and hospitals you trust. Most UPMC facilities in the Pittsburgh and Erie areas will be out-of-network.
Learn more about how Medicare beneficiaries will be impacted after June 30, 2019.