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UnitedHealthcare to Host National Medicare Education Week Events in Texas

National Medicare Education Week is an official week dedicated to helping baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers learn more about Medicare. It began Sept. 15, exactly one month before the start of the Open Enrollment Period. There are many ways to participate in National Medicare Education Week, including attending an event in North […]

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KXAN-TV (NBC, Austin) recently highlighted how UnitedHealthcare Motion has positively impacted an Austin company’s health.

UnitedHealthcare is Paying Some Texas Members to Walk

UnitedHealthcare Motion uses wearable technology and cash incentives to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses to encourage members to take charge of their health. Participating employees can earn up to $3 per day, or $1095 per year, by meeting walking goals tracking frequency, intensity and total steps taken. Employers can obtain premium savings based on program […]

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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

According to the American Optometric Association, 80 percent of what a child learns is through his or her eyes. As you plan back-to-school immunizations, shopping and class orientation, schedule an appointment for your child to receive a comprehensive eye examination. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Children face unique eye health challenges, including […]

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Texas Doctors Earn More Than $5.7 Million in Quality of Care Bonus Payments for Improving Health Outcomes for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Members

UnitedHealthcare recently recognized more than 100 care providers in Texas with the 2015 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards for their commitment to improving health outcomes for people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans. These care providers earned more than $5.7 million in quality of care bonus payments for achieving performance metrics in the […]

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NBA Players to Fund Health Insurance for Retired Players

Texans are accustomed to cheering for the Mavericks, Rockets or Spurs on the court. Soon, UnitedHealthcare will care for our favorite NBA stars off the court. The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) recently announced that its player representatives have voted unanimously to fund health insurance for all retired NBA players with at least three years […]

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UnitedHealthcare is Offering Medical Grants to Texas Children

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from Texas families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of […]

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Stay Healthy During Summer Vacation

Summer is here, and for many in Texas, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, up from 210 million a year ago, according to Airlines for America. That includes 30.5 million travelers on international flights. However, […]

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UnitedHealthcare Will Reimburse Kidney Donors’ Travel Expenses

UnitedHealthcare will soon pay for kidney donors’ travel expenses, addressing one of the major barriers to living organ donation. UHC and Optum—the health services company that manages transplant services for UnitedHealthcare—will seek to save lives, improve quality of life and drive down the costs of care by helping more people with late-stage kidney disease obtain […]

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Avoid Trips to the ER This Summer with the Following Safety Tips

The Independence Day holiday is upon us, bringing fireworks, outdoor cookouts, pool parties and other celebrations. Unfortunately, summer months–particularly July and August–are among the busiest times of the year for emergency room (ER) visits, according to data from UnitedHealthcare. Don’t let an injury steal your Texas sunshine this weekend; follow these basic, everyday safety tips […]

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