UnitedHealthcare expands coverage options in Florida

by | Oct 27, 2022

 

  • UnitedHealthcare announced on Thursday this it will expand its health insurance coverage options in Florida, among other states 
  • Offerings now include zero-dollar unlimited primary visitation, low-cost prescriptions, and dental coverage 
  • Unitedhealth is offering insurance through several avenues of coverage including employer-based, Medicare, Medicaid, short-term, and supplemental 

UnitedHealthcare announced on Thursday that it is expanding its individual and family plan coverage options in Florida and 21 additional states for 2023.

Expanded offerings for the coming year include zero-dollar unlimited primary care, a zero-dollar unlimited virtual urgent care, low-cost prescriptions at certain pharmacies, and dental and vision coverage.

Some plans will additionally offer 24/7 virtual visits for urgent, primary, and specialty care in English and Spanish at no additional cost to those with comprehensive coverage plans.

“Everyone should have access to quality affordable health care coverage, particularly now as many Americans are working hard to keep their costs down,” said Marcus Robinson, senior vice president of UnitedHealthcare Individual and Family Plans. “With extended eligibility and subsidies, we have created even more options for the 2023 Health Insurance Marketplace that meet the diverse needs of our members and help people make the best choice for themselves and their families.”

UnitedHealth now offers coverage through the form of employer-based coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, short-term health insurance, and supplemental insurance.

UnitedHealth began offering health insurance coverage options to Floridians in 2022, alongside six other states. The group also broke into the Medicare Advantage market, partnering with the University of Florida to establish a network relationship across the university’s 10 medical facilities.

In Florida, UnitedHealthcare presently serves 1.2 million people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans with a network of more than 240 hospitals and approximately 74,000 physicians and other care providers statewide.

Last week, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) awarded UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida with its Health Equity Accreditation.

This accreditation is awarded to organizations that lead the market in providing culturally and linguistically sensitive services, and work to reduce healthcare disparities.

“This nationally recognized accreditation is an important standard for ensuring we are committed to leading the advancement of quality of care and equitable outcomes,” said Michael Lawton, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida.

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