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Statement on Medicare Advantage commonwealth court ruling

Highmark Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Jan. 29, 2018) — We are pleased with the Commonwealth Court ruling that supports in-network access to UPMC hospitals in Pittsburgh and Erie through 2019 for Highmark Medicare Advantage Security Blue and Freedom Blue members. We have long said this decision was the intention of the Highmark and UPMC Consent Decrees.

Today's ruling brings much needed clarity to the community. We will work in full compliance with the ruling and trust UPMC will do the same. We have a singular focus and that's doing what is right for our members.

About Highmark Inc.

Highmark Inc. and its health insurance subsidiaries and affiliates collectively are among the ten largest health insurers in the United States and comprise the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated organization. Highmark Inc. and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia that serve 5 million members and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance, vision care and other related businesses. Highmark Inc., Highmark Choice Company, and Highmark Senior Health Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

Highmark Choice Company and Highmark Senior Health Company are Medicare Advantage plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Highmark Choice Company and Highmark Senior Health Company depends on contract renewal.

The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

H3957_H3916_18_0140 Accepted

For more information, contact:
Aaron Billger
Highmark Inc.
412-544-7826
aaron.billger@highmarkhealth.org