UnitedHealthcare Launches Its First-Ever Medicare Advantage HMO Plans in Toledo

  • Toledo beneficiaries gain access to new offerings from nation’s
    largest provider of Medicare Advantage plans
  • AARP® MedicareComplete®
    (HMO) Medicare Advantage plans provide convenient and affordable
    access to care while supporting a healthy lifestyle

TOLEDO, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company, will for the
first time offer AARP® MedicareComplete® (HMO)
Medicare Advantage plans in Lucas and Wood counties, bringing more
options for affordable, high-quality coverage to Medicare-eligible
people in the Toledo area.

The new plans are designed to make it as simple and convenient as
possible for members to access the care they need while offering
benefits, services and support that can help them live a healthier,
happier life – and that they won’t find with Original Medicare.

“Toledo beneficiaries, for the first time, have access to our leading
HMO plans, giving them new options to find a plan that’s well-suited for
their health and budget needs,” said Rick Dunlop of UnitedHealthcare.
“We look forward to showing Toledo residents why more than 400,000
people in Ohio have trusted us with their Medicare coverage.”

Toledo-area beneficiaries will have a choice of three AARP
MedicareComplete (HMO) plans: AARP MedicareComplete Plan 8 (HMO) that
maximizes affordability with a $0 monthly premium; AARP MedicareComplete
Plan 4 (HMO) that includes preventive dental coverage for a $29 monthly
premium; and AARP MedicareComplete Plan 3 (HMO) that offers richer
benefits such as coverage of vision care, eyewear and comprehensive
dental care as well as lower cost-sharing for prescription drugs,
specialist visits and in-patient hospital care for a $120 monthly

Highlights of all three AARP MedicareComplete plans include:

  • A robust network of more than 380
    primary care physicians, more than 1,000 specialists and seven
    hospitals in Lucas and Wood counties, including Mercy Hospital System,
    the University of Toledo Medical Center and Wood County Hospital, as
    well as access to UnitedHealthcare’s broader Ohio network of more than
    13,000 primary care physicians, more than 16,000 specialists and more
    than 170 hospitals;
  • Coverage of an annual physical
    above and beyond the annual wellness visit available through Original
    Medicare – to encourage members to build relationships with their
    primary care physician and get recommended screenings and preventive
    care services;
  • UnitedHealthcare’s HouseCalls program
    to supplement the care from members’ primary care physician with a
    physical exam and comprehensive review of their health status in the
    comfort of their home;
  • Personalized customer service that
    anticipates members’ needs to connect them with important health care
    services, such as by scheduling doctor appointments for members who
    are overdue for an annual wellness visit;
  • Access to health care professionals 24 hours
    a day, seven days a week
    , through the NurseLine for support
    with urgent health issues or concerns that can’t wait for the next
    available doctor’s appointment; and,
  • Flexibility of accessing care when traveling outside the plans’
    service area through UnitedHealthcare’s
    Passport program
    , which can be especially valuable for
    people who spend part of the year in another state.

AARP MedicareComplete members in the Toledo area will also have access
to prescription drugs without having to pay a separate premium for a
stand-alone Part D plan. Many medications are available for low co-pays
and no deductible, including nearly all of the medications most commonly
used by UnitedHealthcare members. Members who prefer the convenience of
home delivery of medications can save even more money through OptumRx,
UnitedHealthcare’s preferred mail-service pharmacy, with a 90-day supply
of tier 1 and 2 drugs available for a $0 co-pay.

The plans provide support to help members remain independent and engaged
with friends and family through coverage of routine vision and hearing
care as well as hearing aids for co-pays considerably lower than the
retail price, giving members access to important devices that otherwise
aren’t covered by Original Medicare.

Beneficiaries will also find additional opportunities to save money
while maintaining a healthy lifestyle with features such as a
SilverSneakers fitness membership and access to Renew by
UnitedHealthcare, a comprehensive set of wellness tools and resources
designed to help members take control of their health by educating,
guiding and supporting them while making their health care experience
simple and rewarding.

With more than three decades of experience serving the health care
coverage needs of Medicare beneficiaries, UnitedHealthcare is the
largest provider of Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplement and Part D
prescription drug plans nationally, serving nearly one in five
beneficiaries.* UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 1.9 million
people in Ohio, including more than 410,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

The more than 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Lucas and Wood counties
can enroll in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans during the
Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7).*

More information about UnitedHealthcare’s 2016 Medicare offerings is
available at www.UHCMedicarePlan.com.

About UnitedHealthcare
is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by
simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and
wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care
providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit
programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees
and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and
contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care
professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:
UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more
information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com
or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of
its affiliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a
Medicare contract. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract
renewal with Medicare. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B
premium. This information is not a complete description of benefits.
Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and
restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or
co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. The
provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when
necessary. Other providers are available in our network.

You are not required to use OptumRx home delivery for a 90-day supply of
your maintenance medication. If you have not used OptumRx home delivery,
you must approve the first prescription order sent directly from your
doctor to OptumRx before it can be filled. New prescriptions from
OptumRx should arrive within ten business days from the date the
completed order is received, and refill orders should arrive in about
seven business days. Contact OptumRx anytime at 1-888-658-0539, TTY 711.
OptumRx is an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. Co-pay is
applicable during initial coverage period and does not apply during
coverage gap or catastrophic amount.

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not a substitute for your doctor’s care. Your health information is kept
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program and may be discontinued at any time. Consult a health care
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*CMS Data, 2015
All other statistics in this release can
be attributed to UnitedHealthcare Internal Data, 2015.

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