UnitedHealthcare® introduced its 2020 Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans, providing people more value for their Medicare dollar. Serving more than 12 million Medicare beneficiaries, UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare plans offer programs that help people stay active, improve health, and navigate complex care needs – often for no additional out-of-pocket cost. In 2020, 90% of people eligible for Medicare will have a choice of UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans, nationwide.
UnitedHealthcare is also collaborating with Walgreens to introduce the new AARP® Medicare Advantage Walgreens plans from UnitedHealthcare. Designed to deliver lower prescription drug costs and convenient access to medications, many of the plans will feature $0 premiums and $0 copays on primary care visits, preventive care and tier 1 prescription drugs. The plans will offer access to lower cost drugs exclusively through Walgreens, the plan’s preferred retail pharmacy.
The plans will provide access to convenient care and support through a health care network of top hospitals, professionals, and specialists; a PPO plan allowing consumers to see any contracted provider organization or hospital in the UnitedHealthcare Medicare National Network for their in-network cost share; and virtual visits for minor health issues or behavioral health support.
Additionally, most plans will include HouseCalls, a program that offers people an annual health and wellness visit from the comfort of home, helping make it easier to get needed care, tests and treatment; and Navigate4Me, a personalized, concierge support program is available to people with UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans facing complex health issues such as diabetes or congestive heart failure, or experiencing an acute event like a knee or hip replacement. Further, Renew Active™, UnitedHealthcare’s gold standard Medicare fitness program for mind and body, will expand to 13 additional states.
Plans will also include enhanced over-the-counter benefits with a larger selection of generic and name brand products; expanded dental, hearing, and vision coverage; stable and low premiums; and increased prescription drug coverage with $0 copays for tier 1 and tier 2 drugs ordered through the mail. More than 90% of Medicare beneficiaries in UnitedHealthcare’s coverage area will have access to a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan with $0 copays for visits with primary care physicians. All plans will include $0 preventive and diagnostic mammograms and colonoscopies.
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, a diversified health care company.
This was reported by UnitedHealth Group on October 1, 2019.
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