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UnitedHealthcare of Texas and the Dallas Cowboys Give Toys to Children in DFW Hospitals

UnitedHealthcare and the Dallas Cowboys recently visited patients in Dallas and Fort Worth children’s hospitals. Cowboys players and cheerleaders handed patients “game socks” loaded with treats and a special toy provided by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. Players visited patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, […]

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Warby Parker Eyewear Now Available to People Enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plans

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan holders now have access to Warby Parker’s designer prescription eyewear either online at warbyparker.com, at nine locations in Texas or at more than 80 Warby Parker stores nationwide. This marks the first time Warby Parker is accepting Medicare insurance. People enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans that include eyewear benefits through UnitedHealthcare […]

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Five Myths About The Flu

Fall has arrived, and so has the annual flu season. While flu – or influenza – is most serious for older Americans and people with certain chronic conditions, influenza can affect people of all ages and lead to hospitalizations, significant health complications and even death. As many as 35 million flu cases are expected this […]

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New Health and Wellness Services Can Offer Texas Small Businesses a Competitive Advantage

Some of the biggest barriers small-business owners face are costs, time, and the inability to attract and retain talented employees.   A recent Small Business Optimism Index showed that 21 percent of small-business owners cited “the difficulty of finding qualified workers” as their single most important business challenge. One way small businesses may improve their […]

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Efrem Castillo, M.D., is the chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement

An Unexpected Way Seniors Can Steer Clear of the Hospital

If you’re over 65 and notice that you’re trekking to doctor appointments more frequently than you used to or your medicine cabinet is growing increasingly crowded, you’re not alone.   Most of us have accepted the reality that our bodies need more care and attention as we age, and so we dutifully do all the […]

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How Employers Can Help Curb Health Care Costs During Open Enrollment

Technology continues to reshape how employers select and offer health care benefits to employees, putting access to information at our fingertips and creating a more seamless and interactive health care experience. At the same time, these advances may help employees become savvier users of health care, helping simplify and personalize their journey toward health and, […]

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UnitedHealthcare “Benefit Assist” Program Makes Benefit Payouts Faster and Easier For Employees

Employees enrolled in UnitedHealthcare accident, critical illness or hospital indemnity protection plans can now receive benefit payouts faster and easier through UnitedHealthcare’s industry-first Supplemental Health Benefit Assist Program. Benefit Assist features a team of UnitedHealthcare Benefit Assistants who contact an eligible plan participant following a qualifying critical illness diagnosis, hospital stay or serious accident. The […]

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