Children’s hospital, Anthem reach agreement

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced today that they have reached a multi-year deal, ending a two-month-long dispute and uncertainty for patients and their families.

The hospital and the Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group had dropped the insurer April 16 after both sides failed to reach an agreement after a year of negotiations.

Under the agreement, Anthem has agreed to pay for claims from Anthem members who received services from the hospital or the specialty group from April 16 to June 11 at in-network rates.


“This is welcome news for the hundreds of families who rely on CCMC for their child’s care – many of whom faced a great deal of uncertainty in light of this contract dispute,” said Attorney General George Jepsen. “I’m pleased that the matter has been resolved and that patients who received services following the contract lapse will not be charged out-of-network rates for that care.”