UnitedHealth Group is taking action to help those we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing more than $1.5 billion in assistance through premium credits, waiving cost-sharing and expanding housing and homeless support programs.
Providing Premium Credits
Fully insured individual and employer UnitedHealthcare customers will receive credits ranging from 5% to 20% – depending on the specific plan – applied to premium billings in June.
“Our core values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance guide our actions in this difficult and complex situation,” said David S. Wichmann, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group. “Amid the uncertainty over how this crisis will evolve in the months ahead, we will continuously review the effectiveness of and need for additional actions and we will act swiftly to support individuals, customers and care providers.”
“Amid the uncertainty over how this crisis will evolve in the months ahead, we will continuously review the effectiveness of and need for additional actions and we will act swiftly to support individuals, customers and care providers.”
David S. Wichmann Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Waiving Cost-Sharing for Medicare Advantage Plans
All specialist and primary physician cost-sharing will be waived at least through the end of September for people with UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans, helping beneficiaries access needed care.
Expanding Housing and Health Programs for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
UnitedHealthcare will expand its Housing+Health and homeless support programs for those served by UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans, providing individuals with shelf-stable food and baby formula, and accelerating funds to state partners and critical providers to serve more people.
Making an Impact
This $1.5 billion in additional support for people during the COVID-19 pandemic follows UnitedHealth Group’s initial nearly $80 million commitment to help individuals and communities most impacted by the crisis.
Discover more ways UnitedHealth Group is supporting impacted communities in the fight against COVID-19.
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