UnitedHealthcare Offers New Health Plans Tailored to Meet Asian Americans' Unique Health Care Needs
PLANO, Texas (June 2, 2010) – UnitedHealthcare is now offering AsianTreasureSM, a suite of health benefit plans tailored to meet Asian Americans' unique health care needs.
AsianTreasure, available to employers in Dallas and Houston with two to 99 employees, includes more than 65 benefit plan designs that provide:
- acupuncture coverage ($20 copay per visit, up to 20 visits a year);
- tools and services in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, such as an online medical dictionary;
- health management and educational programs, in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, that help address illnesses that affect Asian Americans such as diabetes, hepatitis B and liver disease;
- online directory of providers within the UnitedHealthcare network including Asian American (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese) physicians, acupuncturists and health care facilities;
- Asian in-language broker and customer-service lines
In addition, AsianTreasure health plan customers have access to UnitedHealthcare's nationwide network of health care providers that includes more than 600,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals. More information aboutAsianTreasure is available online www.uhcasian.com.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health, Asian Americans face language and cultural barriers, visit their doctors infrequently, and lack health insurance – factors that affect their health and quality of life. AsianTreasure aims to help Asian Americans address these challenges by making quality, cost-effective health care more accessible.
"Helping our Asian-American customers achieve better health requires more than a mere translation of English-language materials. UnitedHealthcare's AsianTreasure is designed to provide culturally relevant health care services and useful health information to enhance the health and well-being of our customers and their families," said Amber Jia, UnitedHealthcare's senior national director of Asian-American markets.
"Asian Americans will be very interested in AsianTreasure because it will help them better understand and utilize their benefits," said Wen Tu, owner of Houston. "People are increasingly using alternative treatments like acupuncture to fight chronic illness or pain so adding this additional coverage makes UnitedHealthcare special in the marketplace."
UnitedHealthcare (www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to individuals, public sector employers and businesses of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of approximately 25 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 600,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.