Health Plan Manager now enables smaller-sized employers to access comprehensive analyses of aggregate employee health data, providing a roadmap to create targeted interventions to help improve employee health and reduce costs
Digital Onboarding enhancements personalize open enrollment and help employers more effectively administer health benefits for their employees
PreCheck MyScript helps people save money at the pharmacy counter, enabling more physicians and patients to access real-time prescription drug costs and alternatives
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, launched new and enhanced digital health resources to help employers access and understand health care data, save on premiums and encourage employees to more effectively use their health benefits.
The enhancements are in time for this year's open-enrollment period for employers and employees, which for most companies occurs during the fall for plans starting Jan. 1, 2019. The new and enhanced resources include:
UnitedHealthcare's Health Plan Manager provides employers with a data-driven road map to implement clinical management and employee-engagement programs, helping improve health outcomes and reduce care costs.
UnitedHealthcare's PreCheck MyScript enables prescribers to view precise medication costs and obtain prior authorization in real time helping make access to prescription drugs more convenient and affordable.
These types of online resources are important for employers and employees. According to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey, 20 percent of Americans with health benefits say they are unprepared for health care open enrollment; and low health literacy costs the U.S. health care system upwards of
$238 billion per year1.
"Employers and employees want a more simplified and personalized health care experience, starting from plan enrollment and continuing throughout the person's journey toward better health," said Rebecca Madsen, UnitedHealthcare chief consumer officer. "UnitedHealthcare invests more than $3 billion annually in data, technology and innovation to help our customers and plan participants better understand and make the most of their health benefits, improve their health and well-being, and reduce their health care costs."
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.
*Cost-savings results are averaged for illustrative purposes, and health outcomes are not guaranteed.
1U.S. Department of Education National Assessment of Adult Literacy