Waiting for Coverage to Start

Here’s what you can do before your ID card arrives.

All set with your health plan coverage – but it’s not active yet? Here’s a handy guide for what you can do while you’re waiting for your coverage start date so you’ll get the most out of your health plan from the very start.

  • Check the mail.
    Watch for your health plan ID card to arrive in the mail.
  • Bookmark myuhc.com®.
    Once you have your ID card, you can activate your online account. Here you can find network doctors, compare costs, see what’s covered, view claim details and account balances – all in one easy spot. Visit myuhc.comOpens a new window
  • Go mobile.
    Get the free UnitedHealthcare Health4Me® app so you can get mobile access to health information, a digital ID card, use the mapping tool to find care and more. Download the app through the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™ store for Android® devices. Learn more
  • Explore your network.
    Browse the provider directory to get an idea of which doctors, clinics and hospitals are in your network.
  • Choose a doctor.
    Choose a primary care physician (PCP) so you’ll have one main doctor that has an in-depth knowledge of your health. Find a doctor
  • Set an appointment.
    Plan ahead by scheduling an appointment with your PCP before your coverage starts. Just remember that the appointment date must be after your coverage effective date. Many preventive screenings and immunizations are covered at no cost to you, so it’s a good idea to get them on the calendar.
  • Got three minutes?
    Watch "I enrolled, what now?" to find out what you should expect next.

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