Choice is Vital. Competition is Healthy. UPMC is a Champion of Both.​​​

Helping You Make an Informed Decision

Did you know that on June 30, 2019, the Consent Decrees between UPMC and Highmark​ will end​? After that, almost all 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. If you would like to ensure guaranteed, 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 opportunity. The change to Highmark's relationship with UPMC will pave the way for more choice and competition, resulting in 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, affordable, in-network access to all UPMC doctors and hospitals.

How Will June 30, 2019 Affect You?

I am a Medicare Beneficiary with Highmark Freedom Blue or Highmark Security​ Blue

You may have to pay out-of-network rates if you go to a UPMC doctor or hospital. The good news is UPMC will continue to contract with a variety of Medicare Advantage Plans that will provide affordable access to all UPMC doctors and hospitals.

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I am a Member With a ​Highmark or Other Blue Cross Blue Shield Commercial Plan

You'll give up top-ranked care because you'll no longer have in-network access to the UPMC doctors and hospitals you know and trust. Can you afford not to switch to insurance that includes in-network access to UPMC?

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I am a UPMC Health Plan, Aetna, Cigna, or United Healthcare Member

You don't have to worry, since you've chosen well. You'll continue to enjoy affordable, in-network access to UPMC's world-renowned doctors, facilities, and services.​

When You Ask, We Answer​

Have Questions?

Call our Insurance Questions Hotline at 1-855-646-UPMC (8762).​

To go to the page that best explains how the end of the contracts between UPMC and Highmark affect you, please answer the following questions:

Choose one of the following to find out if your hospital, and the doctors and health care facilities associated with it, are in-network:

Map of affected hospitals

​ In the above map doctors, hospitals, and facilities in the affected areas are highlighted in purple.​​


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