United Healthcare Key Information, Coverage Options and FAQs

Learn more about United Healthcare with a key information table, coverage options and frequently asked questions.

Updated on July 9th, 2019

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United Healthcare is a health insurance provider. United Healthcare has coverage options for prescription drugs, medical procedures and more.

Key Information:

Founder

Richard T. Burke

Founded

1974

Headquarters

Minnetonka, MN

Number of Employees

10,001+

CEO

Steve Nelson

Address

9700 Healthcare Lane, Minneapolis, MN 55343

Phone Number

+1 877-842-3210

Website

www.uhcmedicaresolutions.com

United Healthcare Group Insurance Options:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance
  • Accident protection
  • Critical illness
  • Disability
  • Hospital indemnity protection
  • Global insurance

Reviews:

Source

Review

tbrownaw - ycombinator.com

United didn't have system rules in place to flag this because they are just incompetent.I could definitely see some junior dev writing ""if (isNameBrand()) { lookForGenerics(); }"", even if the requirements doc was less specific and just said ""look for lower-cost alternatives"". Catching that sort of extraneous assumption is one of the things that comes with experience.

skywhopper - ycombinator.com

I have United Healthcare and when I first switched to theme I was informed by my pharmacy that UHC requires one of my prescriptions to be written to require name-brand-only before they can fill it. This often leads to problems filling it because of supply, and the copay is 3x higher, and if the doctors office makes a mistake I have to go back to them to correct it (it's for Adderall, so the pharmacy and doctor cannot exchange the prescription over the phone or computer--I have to do all the back and forth in person with paper).

encoderer - ycombinator.com

To offer a different perspective... I'm younger than you, and was shopping for individual insurance.In my case, the hardest part was trying to compare plans from the companies in my area. All of them have slightly different ways of making it profitable for them. One could have Rx copays, but a special deductible for ER and urgent care visits. Another company may have only Rx reimbursement and office visit copays. So on and so forth. I actually had a spreadsheet with about a dozen columns to try to figure out, based on how I've used healthcare in the last few years, what plan is likely to be best for me.Anything to simplify it would be great.Moreover, the companies I've worked with on this, Blue Cross of Florida and United Healthcare (GoldenRule), in my own experience, the rates they quoted me online after filling out their survey were correct.Healthcare costs and complexity surely go up as we all get older, so that, plus difference in state laws, probably explain the differences in value we see in this app.

FAQs:

What is United Healthcare WellMed?

WellMed is a healthcare plan from United Healthcare aimed at providing at-home services to seniors.

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What is covered under United Healthcare?

United Healthcare offers a wide range of insurance coverage, including medical, dental and vision coverage.

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How much is United Healthcare per month?

United Healthcare does not provide plan prices on their website. A quote can be requested from their website here or over the phone at this number: 1-877-279-6539.

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Is United HealthCare a good health insurance?

We rank United Healthcare 6th in our list of best small business health insurance providers.

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How do I contact United Healthcare customer service?

To speak with a customer service representative, you can call the United Healthcare phone number at 1 (800) 328-5979.

What is a United Healthcare community plan?

The United Healthcare community plan is an affordable medicare solution for young families and people who are in the midst of financial hardship.

United Healthcare Medicare Advantage

What is the United Healthcare Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage plans are a type of United Healthcare Medicare insurance that covers hospital stays and visits to the doctor. Many Medicare plans only cover one of these things, but United Healthcare insurance combines them.

Where can I learn more about my United Healthcare dental coverage options?

You can learn more about United Healthcare plans by going here. This page has a full breakdown of the various dental coverage options that are available to you.

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Does United Healthcare offer vision coverage?

Yes, UHC has a variety of vision care options. You can learn more about United Healthcare vision insurance at myuhcvision.com.

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What is AARP United Healthcare?

AARP is a division of United Healthcare that provides Medicare insurance plans. AARP has a variety of prescription drug and supplemental insurance plans.