UnitedHealthcare will no longer include commissions in premium for groups in the “large group” size segment in select states. In these states, as a convenience, we offer the service of collecting the service fee from the customer bill and paying it to the service provider.
In Rhode Island, we are moving to a non-commissionable basis for groups in the 51-100 employer market for fully insured medical business. (Self-funded, stand-alone ancillary and stop loss coverage are not affected by this transition.) This change will be implemented for groups in the 51-100 employer market for new and renewing business starting on May 1, 2018. Compensation for all new cases in Rhode Island with effective dates on or after May 1, 2018, will be through a service fee. Existing cases in Rhode Island will convert to a service fee on their first renewal date on or after May 1, 2018.
These changes are being made as part of a broader effort to expand transparency and align with the current service fee compensation model in the 101+ employer market.