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Did you know that on June 30, 2019, the Consent Decrees between UPM​C 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.​

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