Employers Try to Help Workers Caught in Baycare Dispute
Employees of the Pinellas Sheriff's Office and Pinellas County government will get some help to pay for out-of-network costs if they want to keep going to BayCare facilities, which no longer contract with UnitedHealthcare.
Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has been thinking about paying a bigger share of his employees' medical bills. But don't pin the move on his holiday spirit. Like other local employers that offer United Healthcare insurance plans, Gualtieri is looking for ways to soften the impact of the insurer's stand-off with BayCare Health System.