Community Medical & UnitedHealthcare have reached a contract agreement

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Sunday, January 22, 2023
Community Medical & UnitedHealthcare have reached a contract agreement
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Community Medical and UnitedHealthcare have reached a contract agreement after contracts with the Community Health System expired.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Community Medical and UnitedHealthcare have reached a contract agreement three weeks after their previous contract expired, leaving patients facing difficult decisions.

In a statement provided by Community Medical Centers, Aldo De La Torre, senior vice president of network development & insurance services said, "We're pleased to have reached an agreement with United Healthcare. The terms will be retro-active to January 1, and therefore no lapse 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 Community Health System and three health plans expired on December 31, 2022.

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UnitedHealthcare was one of the three with expired contracts, but sources confirmed to Action News Saturday that a deal has been reached.

On Community Medical's website, UnitedHealthcare has been removed from the "expired commercial health plan" section.

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

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