Community Medical & UnitedHealthcare have entered into a contractual agreement

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Community Medical and UnitedHealthcare reached a contractual agreement three weeks after their previous contract expired, leaving patients with tough decisions to make.

In a statement provided by Community Medical Centers, Aldo De La Torre, senior vice president of network development & Insurance Services said, “We are delighted to have reached an agreement with United Healthcare. The terms will be retroactive to January 1, and therefore no interruption in coverage for those with United Healthcare insurance plans.

Thousands of Valley residents were unsure about the future of their health insurance, as contracts between the community health system and three health plans expired on December 31, 2022.

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UnitedHealthcare was one of three whose contracts expired, but sources confirmed to Action News on Saturday that a deal had been reached.

At Community Medical website, UnitedHealthcare has been removed from the “expired commercial health plan” section.

Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna remain in this section. More information about the agreement with UnitedHealthcare is expected to be released on Sunday.

Stick with ABC30 for the latest details on this developing story.

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