On Jan. 1, 2015, Blue Shield of California sent letters to members who have used Sutter Health providers in Northern California, informing them that the Blue Shield/Sutter Health contract was terminated, effective Dec. 31, 2014. 

However, to ensure an orderly transition of care for members, Blue Shield and Sutter Health have agreed to a six-month transition period through June 30, 2015, while they continue contract negotiations. There will be no disruption of care during the transition period.

More detailed information, including employees impacted and resources, can be found on UCNet.