Important Notice: Saint Agnes Medical Center and Valley Children’s Hospital In-Network Rates May Expire Soon



TO:         Fresno Unified School District Employee Health Care Plan Participants in PPO Plan Options A and B

DATE:     May 25, 2018

Recently, the Joint Health Management Board (JHMB) of the Fresno Unified School District was informed that Anthem Blue Cross (Medical Plan Vendor for Plan Options A and B) is currently in late-term contract negotiations with two local facilities; Saint Agnes Medical Center and Valley Children’s Hospital. It is possible that these negotiations may result in the termination of the in-network benefits at these two facilities for Plan Options A and B participants in the coming weeks.

In-Network Rates May Expire in June 2018

The current Saint Agnes Medical Center contract with Anthem Blue Cross is set to expire on May 31, 2018, while the current contract for Valley Children’s Hospital is set to expire on June 15, 2018. Should these contracts expire before an agreement is reached, the services at the facilities will be considered out-of-network (i.e. resulting in higher member costs) the day following the contract expiration.

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As more information becomes available about this situation, we will do our best to inform our affected plan participants in the timeliest manner. The most up-to-date information can be found at the JHMB’s website ( Until these situations are resolved, if you have any questions regarding services at these facilities we ask you to contact the following representatives:

  • Anthem Blue Cross: You may contact Anthem Blue Cross at the contact information located on the back of your medical plan card.
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center: Saint Agnes staff is available to answers your questions and address your concerns at (559) 450-2583, Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM.
  • Valley Children’s Hospital: Valley Children’s Patient Representative team is available to answers your questions and address your concerns at (559) 353-5425, Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM – 1:00 AM and Saturday – Sunday from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

The Joint Health Management Board strives to ensure its members are informed and responsible health care consumers. Though this situation is out of our control, we will do our best to keep you informed as it progresses. We will continue to manage and maintain the highest quality health and wellness benefits on behalf of the District’s employees, retirees, and their families.

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