I have Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage but it isn’t with Highmark, and I live in Western PA. Will I be affected by the end of the Consent Decree?
Yes, except for certain types of unique services, members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans will no longer have network access to UPMC on July 1, 2019. If you currently see a UPMC doctor, call the number on the back of your insurance card to switch to a network doctor by June 30, 2019. If you choose to continue seeing UPMC doctors on an out-of-network basis, you may be responsible for additional costs. Please refer to your benefit plan document for more information.
*This answer is applicable to Commercial and ACA plans only. For questions about how the end of the Consent Decree impacts Medicare Advantage plans, please call the number on the back of your member identification card.