New ways for your clients to shave up to 4% off their premiums

Bundling specialty plans with medical benefits offers savings and simplicity

An attractive benefits program helps businesses recruit and retain talent. In fact during open enrollment,1 85 percent of Americans who work full-time said having vision and dental benefit options is important. Here are two ways UnitedHealthcare can help address the costs and complexities that come with the administration of a broad array of medical and specialty plans. 

A winning combination of savings and simplicity

uBundle™ helps companies with between 51 and 2,999 employees save on the cost of their UnitedHealthcare medical premiums.2 When specialty benefits such as dental, vision, life, disability or supplemental health coverages are purchased with medical benefits, it results in cost savings that can accumulate to up to 4 percent if all qualifying plans are offered.3 Savings for coverage on just one of the benefits can range from .25 percent to 2 percent, depending on what is selected. Consider an organization with 500 employees saving nearly $200,0004 in the first year if it were to purchase these specialty benefits along with a traditional medical plan. uBundle can do this.

uBundle helps employers provide their employees with more opportunities to maximize the value of their benefits by compiling formerly separate employee benefit offerings into one package. In a world where employees need to remember multiple passwords and security questions, uBundle offers a one-stop-shop where employees can view and manage multiple benefit plans in one location. The goal: A holistic approach to health care that encourages employees to have a more active role in their well-being.

“uBundle’s whole-person approach to health is designed to better serve the more than 32 million Americans UnitedHealthcare serves with ancillary benefits,” says Tom Wiffler, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits. “More than 80 percent of employees say having specialty benefit plans is important to them, so uBundle makes it easier and more cost-effective for employers to offer this type of coverage.”

Specialty savings for small businesses

Fully insured smaller employers, with 2-50 employees, may qualify for medical plan savings with Packaged Savings®. When they bundle their medical and specialty plans with UnitedHealthcare, they can save money in administrative credits. Credits are earned based on the number of enrolled medical employees and the number of eligible specialty plans offered. The more plans they bundle, the more they save. In October 2018, UnitedHealthcare began sending information to small business clients about Packaged Savings and encouraged them to contact their broker.5

Both uBundle and Packaged Savings help simplify the administration of multiple plans into one bundled package of benefits.The same dedicated account team consults and supports across all the bundled benefits, plus there is a single eligibility and enrollment process and one bill. A unified, self-administered website makes it even simpler.

For more information, please contact your UnitedHealthcare representative.

 

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Footnotes

  1. 2018 UnitedHealthcare Consumer Sentiment Survey
  2. The program is available in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Vermont; in California and Colorado, it is available only to employers with 100 or more employees
  3. Savings apply only to first-year medical premiums for employers with 51-100 employees; savings are perpetual for employers with 101 to 2,999 employees, as long as the benefits remain in-force.
  4. For illustrative purposes only; savings will differ depending on the group size, plans chosen and premiums.
  5. Customers in New York excluded from the campaign.

Benefits and programs may not be available in all states or for all group sizes. Minimum participation and other requirements may apply. Components subject to change. Policies have exclusions, limitations and terms under which the policy may be continued in force or discontinued. For costs and complete details of the coverage, contact your UnitedHealthcare sales representative.