To meet annual health plan requirements for accreditation with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and federal and state compliance regulations, the Annual Member Notice (Annual Notice) was distributed to fully insured medical plan subscribers beginning the week of Dec. 24, 2018.
The postcard notice provides an overview of the type of information included in the Annual Notice and directs members to uhc.com/annual-notices to view the full notice, which includes the Health Plan Notices of Privacy Practices. An email version of the notice will be sent to UnitedHealthcare plan subscribers who have elected to receive such communications electronically. Both options allow members to request a printed copy of the notice, if they wish.
Similar versions of the annual notice will be sent to fully insured subscribers covered under Oxford and UnitedHealthcare West health plans.
These notices are not distributed to subscribers of self-funded (ASO) groups. To help self-funded customers communicate applicable information to your plan members, below is an ASO template of the 2018 Annual Member Notice that you can customize as applicable and distribute to your employees, if you wish. Notification requirements for self-funded plans may vary. Please direct any questions regarding notification obligations to your company’s legal representative.
Sample postcard notice (UnitedHealthcare fully insured)
2018 Annual Member Notice (fully insured groups)
2018 Annual Member Notice ASO Template (self-funded groups)