Notice to Patients with Florida Blue Insurance

Notice to Patients with Florida Blue Insurance Main Content

Why are Baptist Health and Florida Blue renegotiating?

At Baptist Health, we take seriously our commitment to provide access to high-quality health care, including many critically needed services that would otherwise not be available locally. One of the most important ways we can maintain that commitment is by ensuring we have fair contracts with health insurance companies.

Like many health systems across the country, in recent years we have experienced sharp increases in drug, supply, workforce and other costs due to external factors beyond our control. Currently, we are working with Florida Blue on fair, market-based contract terms so that we can continue to serve the health care needs of our community...not just today, but for decades into the future.

How could this renegotiation affect people with Florida Blue insurance or another Blue Cross Blue Shield plan?

All patients with commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Exchange health insurance coverage from Florida Blue, as well as all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans could be affected if we do not reach agreement before our current contracts expire on September 30, 2024. After that date, Baptist Health would be considered out-of-network.

It is important to note that for now, nothing has changed.

It is still early in the negotiation process, and we are working hard to reach agreement before September 30. At this time, patients with Florida Blue or Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance should continue to schedule and keep appointments with their Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital providers as they normally would.

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Stay Up to Date on the Florida Blue Negotiation

For more information on the progress of the Florida Blue negotiation, please continue to visit this web page www.baptistjax.com/florida-blue. Effective June 6, you can call 904.202.3247 Mon-Fri, 8 am – 8 pm to speak with a Baptist Health representative.