Blue Shield of California is currently in discussions with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center (UCLA Medical Center), and UCLA Medical Group (includes UCLA Medical Group-Santa Monica Bay Physicians (SMBP) and UCLA Medical Group), all located in Los Angeles County, to renegotiate the terms of our HMO/PPO hospital agreements and medical group agreements for PPO and Medicare plans. If we are unable to reach an agreement, the contracts are scheduled to terminate effective 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2012.
We are pleased to announce a second give-back as part our 2 Percent Pledge commitment to customers and the community. This time we will return an estimated $295 million based on our 2011 net earnings by the end of the year. We announced the 2 Percent Pledge in June, as part of our commitment [...]