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                                       I.B.E.W. Local Union 480
                                        4767 I 55 S Jackson MS 39212  
                                      601-373-8434
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Please mark your calendars and make it a point to attend our next union meeting scheduled for August 9 , 2018 at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!


 

Dear Participants,

 

By now most of you are aware of the ongoing negotiations between Blue Cross Blue Shield and University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Because our network provider, Anthem, is tied to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s contract with UMMC, this could affect our network.  We have been informed by Anthem that UMMC will no longer be a network provider as of July 1, 2018; however, our best information is that UMMC will still honor previous contractual arrangements at least until August 1, 2018. Although our information is limited, we understand negotiations are ongoing and an agreement may be reached before August 1. While we are hopeful the current arrangement will continue, we cannot confirm that this will be the case for August or months going forward. This notification is NOT a notice to find another provider for your medical care at this time, but only an effort to keep you informed of the status of the current negotiations.  In the event UMMC and BCBS do not reach an agreement, the Fund office will officially notify everyone by mail.   Please continue to revisit this website as we will post any updated information here in an effort keep you informed or feel free to call the Fund office.   Thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.   

 

UPDATE (August 9, 2018): We have learned that University of Mississippi
Medical Center will continue to honor network prices for Blue Cross-Blue 
Shield (Anthem) while contract negotiations are continuing. At this time,
we are informed those network prices will be honored at least through
August. 


UPDATE: (August 15, 2018): It was reported yesterday that University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Blue Cross/Blue Shield have reached an agreement by which UMMC will remain in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield network. Therefore, UMMC will remain in the network accessed by NECA-IBEW Local 480 Health & Welfare Plan. Thank you for your patience while this matter was being resolved.











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