Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Yale New Haven Health reach contract agreement through 2020

Monday, March 5, 2018
WALLINGFORD and NEW HAVEN, CT (March 5, 2018) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Yale New Haven Health announced today that they have reached a contract agreement that will maintain Yale New Haven Health and their hospitals (Yale New Haven, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial and Westerly in Westerly, RI) in Anthem’s network through 2020.

“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement which ensures consumers can continue to have access to high quality, affordable care at Yale New Haven Health facilities. We value the relationship we have with Yale New Haven and their care providers and we look forward to continuing to work together to create a better health care experience for the consumers we serve,” said Jill Hummel, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

“Renewing our contract with Anthem 10 months ahead of schedule eliminates any potential for disruption of care, and allows us to continue our focus of helping our patients’ lead healthier lives, while also caring for them in times of illness,” Vincent Tammaro, Yale New Haven Health chief financial officer. “For years, thousands of Anthem members have chosen Yale New Haven Health. This new agreement will ensure that they will continue to have full access to safe accessible care throughout Connecticut and western RI.”

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is available at www.anthem.com.

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. www.ynhhs.org

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