Insurance options at HUMC dwindling

HUMC drops Aetna insurance in Hoboken – who’s next?

12/9/2011 Update:

Next on the list of in-network insurance carriers Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) has dropped is Aetna.

At this rate, they’ll stop accepting cash next – and only take gold ingots with Toni Tomarazzo’s face on it.

HUMC in Hoboken no longer accepts United Healthcare & others

12/6/2011:

As most of you know, the recent sale of Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) was not without great drama and controversy.

Adding to the list is that as of December 4, 2011 – HUMC no longer accepts United Healthcare / Oxford insurance as an “in network” provider. And from what I’m told, other major carriers (like Cigna for instance) are also out-of-network.

What a great deal for Hoboken residents! Is this part of a designed plan to cause the hospital to fail in order to speed up the “conversion to luxury condos” process?

Click the image below to read what United Healthcare sent out to customers this week.

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11 Comments on "Insurance options at HUMC dwindling"


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Mrs. L
4 years 2 months ago

Maybe the hospital can rent out all the vacant rooms for bachelorette parties.

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whineanddineinhob
4 years 2 months ago

Looks as if the new owners aren’t wasting any time creating another “forced” bankruptcy to get those St.Mary Condos off the ground.

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ktbc
4 years 2 months ago

Does anyone know how the recently approved deal will affect those of us who are paying $185/month to park in the midtown garage? We do not have assigned parking and as it is now, we cannot park on the 3rd floor during the week b/c it’s already reserved for hospital employees. (This was NOT the case when I originally signed up to park in this garage several years ago.) In addition, some of our parking spaces have been reserved for zipcars. Are we going to lose even more spaces?? Are we going to be able to park in the garage… Read more »

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animal_lover
4 years 2 months ago

The letter does not state whether the cutoff is for all services including those presently in treatment or if stats for new services. For instance a OB might schedule your delivery for after Dec 4th but it would be completely unethical to cut off current care. Also, it opens stating that the new owners somehow want to avail patients of greater “access and affordability”. It does not state how it evaluated another carrier as somehow a more capable insurer. Chances are….chances are… it will be a carrier like Humana who will deny legitimate claim w some flimsy reason. After you… Read more »

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animal_lover
4 years 2 months ago

Read Zimmer’s grandious statement of the sale. She peddles the myth of privatization. It all looks good on paper but the reality is vastly different. Sell a public service/utility to an entity that is beholden to investor is a tricky balance that never happens. When there’s a cost decision that needs to be made it will be in favor of the investor not the constituents that were sold out.

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