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UnitedHealthcare To Offer North Carolinians, Including Those in High Country Options Through Marketplace

Nov. 14, 2014. Individuals and families looking to buy health insurance coverage for 2015 in North Carolina will now be able to choose plans from UnitedHealthcare through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

UnitedHealthcare has been offering health insurance and services to customers for more than three decades, helping individuals and families choose quality coverage that makes sense for them at a price they can afford.  UnitedHealthcare, building on its long-term experience in Medicaid, Medicare and Individual markets, has developed the expertise to help consumers navigate the process to select and buy health insurance, including those who might be eligible for a tax credit/subsidy to help pay for their coverage.

During open enrollment, UnitedHealthcare will have extra resources available to help people who are either new to selecting insurance coverage or who would like to switch plans. Consumers can call 1-844-joinUHC (1-844-564-6842) to talk to a person who can walk them through the enrollment process and answer questions.

UnitedHealthcare has made plans available on the Health Insurance Marketplace in North Carolina, which include:

Individual Marketplace

  • Ten plans in 77 counties on the UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina Inc. license with a robust network of physicians and hospitals.
  • Four of the 10 plans include a health savings account (HSA) and offer coverage at a variety of prices.

“Our goal is to offer North Carolinians a choice of health insurance plans that can help meet their families’ health care and budget needs,” said Garland Scott, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina. “We understand that buying health insurance can be confusing, and we have worked to make the process of choosing the right coverage and enrolling as easy and convenient as possible.”

The UnitedHealthcare plans include free, convenient access to resources and tools that help make it easier for new plan participants to make informed decisions regarding treatment options and prices, and take control of their health:

​Health4Me, a mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, provides millions of UnitedHealthcare plan participants with simple, easy-to-understand health benefit information in the palm of their hand.

​myHealthcare Cost Estimator – free to all UnitedHealthcare plan participants through the member portalmyuhc.com or Health4Me™ mobile app – enables consumers to compare health care costs and access quality information before they receive treatment. UnitedHealthcare research shows consumers who use myHealthcare Cost Estimator are more likely to choose a higher-quality care provider. Users have received more than $2.8 billion in estimates since the online and mobile tool launched in 2012, enabling them to make more informed health care decisions and manage their health benefit costs.

​​Just Plain Clear (en Español) is a glossary in English and Spanish that defines thousands of health care terms in plain, clear language to help consumers make better health care decisions.

The Open Enrollment period runs from Nov. 15, 2014, through Feb. 15, 2015, with coverage effective as soon as Jan. 1, 2015. Individuals and families can learn more about UnitedHealthcare Marketplace offerings and potential tax credit eligibility by visiting uhc.com/joinhealthcare.govor their state-based marketplace, or by calling 1-844-joinUHC (1-844-564-6842).

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company, serves close to 1 million people in North Carolina.


About UnitedHealthcare

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 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves 45 million people in health benefits and 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.comor follow @myUHC on Twitter.