Enhancement of integrated specialty benefits may improve outcomes, affordability

Recent updates and enhancements to the UnitedHealthcare integration strategy enable employers to save on benefits costs and help members achieve improved health outcomes at more affordable prices. When employers combine medical benefits with vision, dental and financial protection, they foster a whole-person view of health. This approach supports more informed health choices, greater efficiencies in care and improved engagement, ultimately helping employers achieve up to 4% savings on medical premiums.

Enhancements to the integration strategy include:

  • Potential premium savings with programs like uBundle®, and Net Cost Guarantee for self-funded plans with 300+ employees.
  • UnitedHealthcare Benefit Ally™ can help simplify, automate and expedite payouts for employees whose employers combine three supplemental health plans with medical benefits.
  • Resources for employers like the interactive online tool, Health Plan Manager™.

“These enhancements build upon UnitedHealthcare’s comprehensive approach to whole-person health, leveraging data and proactive interventions to support a simplified member experience, flag gaps in care and help prevent disease before it starts,” said Tom Wiffler, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits. “With growing evidence of a link between overall health and oral, eye, hearing and financial wellness, combining specialty benefits with medical coverage is encouraging well-being and proving valuable to employers and employees.”

Among other benefits, improvements to the integrated approach allow UnitedHealthcare to gain better-quality insights and data that can paint a more accurate picture of employees’ health and help them live healthier lifestyles.

To learn more about the enhancements to the UnitedHealthcare integration approach, click here.