UnitedHealthcare/Oxford and the Eastern Connecticut Health Network have tentatively agreed on a new provider-insurer contract and UHC expects to formalize the new deal over the next few days, an UHC executive said on Thursday.
The former contract, which primarily affected services at Rockville General Hospital and Manchester Memorial Hospital, expired in October.
The contract did not apply to emergency situations, just general hospital care.
Daryl Richard, the vice president of public relations for UHC, said that the two sides reached an agreement "on all major portions of the negotiations" and UHC expects expect to sign the contract over the next few days.
He said more information will become available once the deal is signed by both parities.
UHC and ECHN are in the process of issuing a joint news release explaining portions of the new deal.