NEW HAVEN — Yale New Haven Health and UnitedHealthcare announced Wednesday that they have expanded their network relationship, giving Connecticut residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans access to Yale New Haven facilities and providers. UnitedHealthcare has more than 53,000 Medicare Advantage customers in the state, along with 25,000 people enrolled in its employer-sponsored and individual plan participants who already have access to the Yale health system.
“We are pleased to be able to provide our patients with this expanded coverage,” said Vincent Tammaro, Yale New Haven Health chief financial officer. “Having more access to the critical care services we offer will continue to improve the health of our community.”
United HealthCare is part of UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer. In Connecticut, it serves more than 535,000 people enrolled in Medicare, employer-sponsored and individual health plans with a network of 86 hospitals and more than 22,500 physicians and other care providers statewide. . Yale New Haven Health includes five hospitals, including those in New London and Westerly.