Member rights & responsibilities
You have the right to:
- Be treated with respect and dignity by UnitedHealthcare personnel, network doctors and other health care professionals.
- Privacy and confidentiality for treatments, tests and procedures you receive. See Notice of Privacy Practices in your benefit plan documents for a description of how UnitedHealthcare protects your personal health information.
- Voice concerns about the service and care you receive.
- Register complaints and appeals concerning your health plan and the care provided to you.
- Get timely responses to your concerns.
- Candidly discuss with your doctor the appropriate and medically necessary treatment options for your conditions, regardless of cost or benefit coverage.
- Access doctors, health care professionals and other health care facilities.
- Participate in decisions about your care with your doctor and other health care professionals
- Get and make recommendations regarding the organization’s rights and responsibilities policies.
- Get information about UnitedHealthcare, our services, network doctors and health care professionals.
- Be informed about, and refuse to participate in, any experimental treatment.
- Have coverage decisions and claims processed according to regulatory standards, when applicable.
- Choose an Advance Directive to designate the kind of care you wish to receive should you become unable to express your wishes.
You have the responsibility to:
- Know and confirm your benefits before receiving treatment.
- Contact an appropriate health care professional when you have a medical need or concern.
- Show your ID card before receiving health care services.
- Pay any necessary copayment at the time you receive treatment.
- Use emergency room services only for injuries and illnesses that, in the judgment of a reasonable person, require immediate treatment to avoid jeopardy to life or health.
- Keep scheduled appointments.
- Provide information needed for your care.
- Follow the agreed-upon instructions and guidelines of doctors and health care professionals.
- Participate in understanding your health problems and developing mutually agreed-upon treatment goals.
- Notify your employer or state exchange of any changes in your address or family status.
- Sign in to your member website (such as myuhc.com or myuhc.com/exchange) or call us when you have a question about your eligibility, benefits, claims and more.
- Sign in to your member website (such as myuhc.com or myuhc.com/exchange) or call us before receiving services to verify that your doctor or health care professional participates in the UnitedHealthcare network.