Public sector health coverage

UnitedHealthcare provides health coverage to public sector groups nationwide, including government, labor and education sectors. Plan administrators work with UnitedHealthcare to find custom solutions. These are designed to help manage costs and keep employees healthier.

Benefits of public sector health care coverage

Public sector employees expect quality and choice when it comes to health care and benefits packages. Compared to the private sector, benefits for government and other public sector employees are more widely available and tend to be more competitive.1

UnitedHealthcare has expertise and resources dedicated to serving public sector groups. Collaborating with UnitedHealthcare can help simplify the benefits process:

  • Employees and their families get access to quality health care
  • Employers may help reduce the cost of health care and maximize taxpayer resources
  • Employees are empowered to make informed health care decisions to help stay healthier and more productive

Public sector health coverage overview

Who is eligible for public sector health plans?

Public sector groups usually offer benefits like health coverage to permanent employees, retirees and their eligible family members. Employees who are not eligible may include those who work part-time or have appointments that last for less than 6 months.

Plan administrators can work with UnitedHealthcare to offer coverage to eligible employees and retirees from the various public sector groups. Choose the relevant employee group below to learn more about benefits and health plans.

Federal government employee health plans

Federal agencies can find quality coverage and access to health care for their employees.

State government employee health plans

Customized plans may help state government employers lower costs and maximize taxpayer resources.

Local government employee health plans

Local government employers can build flexible, customized plans.

K–12 employee health plans

School districts can find health plans and resources for K–12 employees.

Higher education employee health plans

University and college employers can find health coverage for faculty and staff.

Labor union member health plans

Health care solutions give unions the chance to offer members quality health care while keeping costs down.

For non-public sector health coverage, learn about group health coverage plans.

Which health coverage plans are available to public sector employees?

Public sector groups can work with UnitedHealthcare to help find health care solutions for their employees. Plan administrators can weigh costs and the expectations of their employees to offer customized solutions from the following benefits categories.

Medical benefits

Find tailored networks and plans to meet employees’ needs while keeping costs down. Flexible plans give employees a wide range of choices and aim to simplify health care so they can make informed decisions.

Dental benefits

With a full suite of dental plan options, each with different levels of choice, coverage and savings, it’s easier to find a plan that fits employees' needs.

Wellness benefits

Wellness programs encourage employees with tools and support to help them identify health risks, set goals and empower them to make positive lifestyle changes.

Specialty coverage

Plans offer an easier, economical way to enhance employees' benefits package and productivity, while flexible funding options help companies keep costs down.

  • Accident
  • Critical illness
  • Disability
  • Life
  • Pharmacy
  • Vision

Footnotes

  1. Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015.