Higher education

Better higher education solutions

UnitedHealthcare is committed to improving the health care experience of faculty and staff serving in higher education institutions. We help lower health care costs, maximize taxpayer resources and enable institutions to make informed health care decisions.

Better information

UnitedHealthcare uses the power of information to help school districts, doctors and individuals make better health care decisions.

Data & Analytics – Do you know what's driving your employee health care costs? UnitedHealthcare's industry-leading data and analytics can help you find the answer. Armed with the right information, we can show you how to improve employee health and save money.

Targeted Campaigns – Based on custom analysis, we can also help you design and implement targeted campaigns that lower costs and improve the health of higher education faculty and staff.

Better decisions

Through personalized online wellness tools, referrals, coaches, care and disease management, our information-sharing and support capabilities encourage better health decisions.

UnitedHealth Premium® Designation Program – Our national program that recognizes physicians who meet guidelines for providing quality and cost efficient care. Choose from over 350,000 physicians evaluated with for more than 75 conditions and 240 measures of quality and efficiency in 16 specialties and 47 sub-specialties, across a majority of states.

Better health

UnitedHealthcare's members have access to online wellness resources that can help them:

  • Save money
  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Improve nutrition
  • Manage chronic diseases

There are a variety of ways UnitedHealthcare can help. We offer flexible and customized plans and services, with a level of personalization. After all, no one knows your employee population better than you. Let's build a benefits program together.

Some solutions to consider include:

Learn more about our UnitedHealth Premium program. Learn details on the methodology we use to evaluate physicians. If you would like to provide feedback on the program, please send an email to PremiumProgram@uhc.com.

Did you know

  • College and university health plan members see specialists 17% more often than other employee groups.
  • Almost half of the total medical spend among higher education institutions is for members age 50+.
  • Back pain and arthritis diagnostic costs are the highest cost diagnostic categories among higher education plan members.