Enloe, Anthem sign contract

New contract serves private-plan subscribers through 2021

After beginning negotiations more than a year ago, Enloe Medical Center and insurer Anthem Blue Cross signed a contract for private-plan subscribers through 2021.

The previous agreement expired on Nov. 1 after the parties failed to settle on payment rates. Then, a week later, the Camp Fire hit, and they agreed to temporarily reinstate their contract. After approving several extensions and bringing in a third-party negotiator, the pair signed a contract on Monday (May 13). This has no effect on coverage for Medicare and Medi-Cal patients.

In a press release, Enloe CEO Mike Wiltermood said the hospital believes “the new agreement better serves the needs of our community.”