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On January 1, 2021, Montefiore’s contract with UnitedHealthcare expired, putting Montefiore Hospitals including White Plains Hospital and its physicians at Scarsdale Medical Group and White Plains Hospital Physician Associates (WPHPA) out-of-network, and leaving you without access to the doctors and hospital you know and trust.

Despite Montefiore’s best efforts to negotiate in good faith since July to prevent this from impacting our patients, United has stopped negotiating.
 

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR DOCTOR & HOSPITAL:

  • ASK YOUR EMPLOYER TO SWITCH YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE
    Ask your HR Manager to provide another insurance option and share how important it is for you to be able to get care from the doctors you trust at White Plains Hospital, White Plains Hospital Physician Associates and Scarsdale Medical Group. You can customize this letter to send to your HR Manager encouraging them to switch.
  • TELL THEM ABOUT OTHER LOCAL COMPANIES MAKING THE SWITCH
    Many employers have already switched to a new insurer to restore their employees’ in-network access to the doctors and hospital they know and trust.  Below are just a few examples of local employers who have changed carriers, or offered a second insurance option to their employees:‚Äč
    • Scarsdale School District
    • Mercy College
    • Hyperlink USA
    • Howard Hanna | Rand Realty
    • Active International
  • CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
    Let them know how disappointed you are in UnitedHealthcare's decision to keep the Montefiore Health System out-of-network and urge them to lend their voice.

REMEMBER, you can always use the White Plains Hospital Emergency Department in the event of an emergencyfind out the facts here. Additionally, patients who are pregnant or undergoing treatment for a chronic condition can apply for Continuity of Care. Call the customer service number on the back of your United health insurance card to request an application and then call your physician.

Hear from our Providers

 
 

Hear how this is impacting our community

"I have some patients that have been under my care for over 35 years. We have built a special bond and the current situation with United has been hard on all concerned.   Not being able to see their family physician, who they have been going to for so long, leaves them feeling they have been jolted from a safe and secure medical situation – and leaves me upset and dissatisfied." – Dr. Gary Raizes, Cardiologist
"This has greatly impacted our ability to care for patients, some I’ve been seeing for almost 25 years. It is devastating how many patients can’t afford to stay out-of-network. We need to reach a fair agreement fast!" – Dr. Amy Eisenberg, Pediatrian
"United Healthcare’s decision to pick a fight could not come at a worse time. Our hospitals and healthcare providers are shouldering an oversized financial burden. State and local budget gaps are causing double-digit Medicaid cuts. Insurers are forcing consumers to swallow premium increases and higher out of pocket costs. Nurses and other essential workers are exhausted. Yet the insurance industry sits on record profits.  United Healthcare and other big insurers are enjoying banner years." – Michael N. Romita, President and CEO of the Westchester County Association in a recent op-ed in the Journal News
“I’ve had numerous calls from patients who are in pain that need my help and have confidence in my ability as a surgeon because of the care I have provided to their family members and friends. As a doctor, I just want to care for my patients and it is so discouraging that there is nothing I can do to help these people because their insurance company forced them out of network.” -Dr. Andrew Casden, Orthopedic Surgeon

For more information visit
KeepWhitePlainsHospital.org

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