UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plan
Group Number: 12299-01
Customer Service Telephone: 1-800-950-9355
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. CST
The UnitedHealthcare® Group Medicare Advantage National PPO Plan is a Medicare Advantage plan that delivers all the benefits of Original Medicare (Parts A and B), includes prescription drug coverage (Part D) and offers additional benefits and features. It is not a supplement plan and does not pay secondary to Medicare. All claims are submitted directly to UnitedHealthcare for payment, not Medicare.
What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?
This is a health plan, offered by a private insurance company and approved by Medicare. It is an alternative to the original Medical Plan. When you join a Medicare Advantage plan, you continue to participate in Medicare Parts A and B. However, instead of paying Medicare deductibles and coinsurance charges you pay health plan premiums, co-payments and co-insurance. This health plan is very attractive to retirees. Monthly premiums can be much less than other plans and co-payments/co-insurance are more affordable.
Who is eligible for the Medicare Advantage Plan?
Retirees may elect individual coverage or retiree and dependent coverage. Dependent coverage options available include a retiree and up to two dependent(s) as long as all participants have Medicare Parts A and B and maintained continuous coverage under a City-sponsored medical plan since the time of retirement.
No Deductible - Low Copayments for Office Visits and Prescriptions
Nationwide Access - You can see any provider (network or out-of-network) in the United States, at the same cost share, as long as they accept the plan and have not opted out of Medicare. If you’re currently being treated by a medical provider who accepts Medicare, you don’t have to change to a different provider.
Prescription Drug Coverage - Coverage for all of the drugs covered by Medicare Part D and an additional list of covered drugs through the UnitedHealthcare® RxSupplement plan.
Large Network of Pharmacies - More than 68,000 pharmacies in the network, including national and regional retail chains as well as independent neighborhood pharmacies.
NurseLine – You’re never alone. Registered nurses answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Renew Rewards – Earn rewards for taking an active role in your health and wellness by completing certain health care activities.
SilverSneakers® – Free fitness membership that includes group exercise classes, workouts, and basic membership at 13,000+ fitness locations, Check www.silversneakers.com for a location near you.
Voluntary HouseCalls – Once a year, an advanced practice clinician will come to you. They will review your health history and medication(s), perform a physical exam, identify health risks and provide educational information. Participation in this program is strictly voluntary.