The 32BJ Health Fund, the insurance plan of Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, announced Thursday that as of Jan. 1, New York-Presbyterian will no longer be an in-network medical provider for its members.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield, 32BJ Health Fund’s third-party network administrator, had told the health plan that its administration agreement would be affected following the resolution of Empire’s own contract dispute with New York-Presbyterian, said Sara Rothstein, director of 32BJ Health Fund. The union pays Empire a flat fee for its administration services, regardless of the claims 32BJ Health Fund pays out, she said.
The result of the resolution meant the Health Fund
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