UnitedHealthcare, the market leader in Medicare2, today introduced its 2018 Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans, featuring stable premiums and benefits, broad access and choices, and a personalized experience to help people live healthier lives.
UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans offer greater simplicity, personalization and value for the health care dollar, while providing benefits, services and features not found with Original Medicare. More than 60 percent1 of all Medicare Advantage enrollment growth in 2017 has been through UnitedHealthcare, the exclusive provider of AARP-branded Medicare plans.
“UnitedHealthcare offers a variety of affordable plan choices that feature enhanced benefits, predictable out-of-pocket costs and highly regarded physicians and hospitals so people can find the plan that’s right for them,” said Brian Thompson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. “People choose our plans more than any other because we combine our distinctive benefits with personal service tailored to support people in their individual health.”
Highlights of UnitedHealthcare’s 2018 plans include:
UnitedHealthcare delivers a personal experience that helps people detect and manage health issues before they become acute. New and expanded technology-driven efforts benefiting UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members include:
“Digital technology and connected devices can produce massive amounts of data, but that data, on its own, is not particularly useful,” said Thompson. “UnitedHealthcare translates data and analytics into personalized and actionable information that can have a profound impact on the health and well-being of the people we serve.”
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 4.3 million people in Medicare Advantage, 4.9 million people through its portfolio of Part D prescription drug plans, and 4.4 million beneficiaries through its Medicare supplement plans.
Altogether, UnitedHealthcare serves one in five Medicare beneficiaries5.
People can make changes to their Medicare coverage during Medicare Open Enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
More information about UnitedHealthcare’s 2018 Medicare plan offerings is available at www.UHCMedicarePlans.com.
People in the following communities can also visit a nearby UnitedHealthcare MedicareStore or MedicareStore-branded mall kiosk for personalized, one-on-one support with their enrollment decisions from licensed UnitedHealthcare agents:
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, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.
Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliated companies. For Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans: A Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in these plans depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. You do not need to be an AARP member to enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan. AARP and its affiliates are not insurers. AARP encourages you to consider your needs when selecting products and does not make specific product recommendations for individuals. United contracts directly with Walgreens for this plan; AARP and its affiliates are not parties to that contractual relationship.
You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.
This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
Other pharmacies are available in our network.
Statistics refer to UnitedHealthcare’s standard Medicare Advantage plans (i.e. non-Special Needs Plans) unless specified otherwise.
1 CMS Data, monthly enrollment by plan, December 2016 to August 2017. Excludes acquisition of Rocky Mountain Health Plan.
2 CMS Data, August 2017, and NAIC statutory filings, December 2016.
3 CMS Data, monthly enrollment by plan, January to August 2017.
4 Statistic refers to all UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans (including Special Needs Plans and Group Retiree), 2017.
5 UnitedHealthcare internal data (unique lives only), 2017.