As you know, Empire has been working diligently with Westchester Medical Center Health Network* (“Westchester Medical Center, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester and Bon Secours Charity Health System”) for a new multiyear agreement. Unfortunately, both parties were not able to reach an agreement and Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s contract with Empire terminated on June 1, 2019. As of June 1, 2019, Westchester Medical Center Health Network is no longer an in-network provider with Empire. In addition, some doctors who only admit to Westchester Medical Center Health Network and do not have admitting privileges at another in-network hospital may also be impacted. Except for any transitional care services subject to certain conditions, this means any claims for services received from Westchester Medical Center Health Network on or after June 1, 2019, will be considered out-of-network. Our number one priority is to protect consumers’ access to healthcare that is affordable and meets their specific needs. Empire cares about the value of the healthcare coverage our members and their families receive and Empire will continue to have nationally recognized, high-quality healthcare alternatives for our members. Members can visit http://www.empireblue.com for a full listing of participating facilities. * Westchester Medical Center Health Network includes the following facilities: Westchester Medical Center Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Bon Secours – Good Samaritan Hospital Bon Secours – Mercy Community Hospital Bon Secours – St. Anthony’s Hospital