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Better Higher Education Solutions

UnitedHealthcare is committed to improving the health care experience of faculty and staff serving in higher education institutions. We help lower health care costs, maximize taxpayer resources and enable institutions to make informed health care decisions.

Did You Know

College and university health plan members see specialists 17% more often than other employee groups.

Almost half of the total medical spend among higher education institutions is for members age 50+.

Back pain and arthritis diagnostic costs are the highest cost diagnostic categories among higher education plan members.

Better Information

UnitedHealthcare uses the power of information to help school districts, doctors and individuals make better health care decisions.

Data & Analytics – Do you know what's driving your institution's health care costs? UnitedHealthcare's industry-leading data and analytics can help you find the answer. Armed with the right information, we can show you how to improve employee health and save money.

Targeted Campaigns – Based on custom analysis, we can also help you design and implement targeted campaigns that lower costs and improve the health your employees.

Better Decisions

Through personalized online wellness tools, referrals, coaches, care and disease management, our information-sharing and support capabilities encourage better health decisions.

UnitedHealth Premium Designation Program – The UnitedHealth Premium designation program evaluates physicians using evidence-based, medical society, and national industry standards with transparent methodology and robust data sources to evaluate physicians across 25 specialties to advance safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered care.

For more information on the UnitedHealth Premium designation program and how it can help you find a doctor, go to

Better Health

UnitedHealthcare's members have access to online wellness resources that can help them:

  • Save money
  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Improve nutrition
  • Manage chronic diseases

There are a variety of ways UnitedHealthcare can help. We offer flexible and customized plans and services, with a level of personalization. After all, know one knows your employee population better than you. So let's build a benefits program together.

Some solutions to consider include:

Higher Education Expertise

UnitedHealthcare helps institutions across the nation provide faculty and staff with access to the highest quality care. Our goal is to help school districts across the nation reduce health care costs, safeguard public resources, and help teachers and staff make informed health care decisions and lead healthier, more productive lives.

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