The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Questions Linger After Anthem, Hartford HealthCare Agreement

Questions Linger After Anthem, Hartford HealthCare Agreement

Hartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced an agreement on a new contract early Saturday, ending a seven-week impasse that left tens of thousands of patients in Connecticut with sharply increased health care costs and reduced access to treatment.

The start of the three-year agreement is retroactive to Oct. 1. Negotiations had broken down at the end of the previous agreement Sept. 30.

“Anthem recognizes the disruption caused by the negotiations and the significant impact it had on HHC patients and Anthem members,” said Jill R. Hummel, president of the insurer.

The “end result is a fair agreement with sustainable increases and additional incentives...

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