Assistance for people who need early refills of prescription medications
Extensions available for premium payments, policy renewals or cancellations, claim filings or appeals
UnitedHealthcare is taking immediate action to help people affected by the deadly tornadoes that recently struck a number of Iowa communities. Actions include support for American Red Cross relief efforts and special measures to help ensure UnitedHealthcare plan participants residing in counties that have declared a state of emergency have ongoing access to care and prescription medications – and extensions if needed for paying premiums, filing claims or appeals, and renewing or cancelling policies.
The company is taking the following steps, effective immediately:
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 37 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.