Integrated benefits

By integrating medical, pharmacy, behavioral and specialty benefits, UnitedHealthcare is helping your employees get more from their health plan. Our goals are to support your employees in making more informed choices, help identify health risks earlier and eliminate duplicative services and waste.

Find out how integrated benefits may drive greater value for employees

Delivering simpler experiences and better outcomes through integration

In an average group of employees, 14% have both medical and behavioral conditions. This results in claims with a total cost that is 2-times higher than an employee without both conditions.1 If left untreated, behavioral conditions may make managing a medical condition more difficult for employees. Integrated benefits work to help employees identify health concerns earlier with the goal of lowering medical costs.

Identifying health conditions with vision screenings

Employees are 4-times more likely to get a vision exam than a physical,2 putting eye care on the front lines for alerting employees to health risks beyond vision. Our integrated approach helps identify employees at risk and may help those with a chronic condition better manage their health.

Helping manage chronic conditions through dental care

By linking medical and dental data, we’re helping employees with chronic conditions close gaps in their dental care, potentially improving their health and lowering their costs.

Ensuring cost-effective specialty medications

Complex conditions — such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis — typically require specialty medications that drive higher costs. Integrated solutions are designed to help control costs and ensure effective treatment plans for employees.

Footnotes

  1. Azocar F, Bargman EP, Smolskis JM, Groat TD. Enhanced methodology for estimating integrated medical-behavioral costs.
    Optum internal report January 2017.
  2. New eye-opening evidence links vision benefits to healthier vision behavior. National Association of Vision Care Plans. September 2016.
    Accessed August 2021.

Disclaimer

Savings and medical outcomes not guaranteed.