Accessing all the benefits a Medicare Advantage plan offers should not feel like more work than it’s worth. Plan members typically receive multiple cards to access plan benefits as well as reward cards for completing health activities.
UnitedHealthcare helps to simplify the member experience with the UnitedHealthcare UCardTM. UCard was introduced in 2022, and in 2023 is rolling out to more than 6 million individual Medicare Advantage members. UCard brings together the member ID with enhanced payment technology to create a single, integrated card that not only provides access to health care, but also allows members to shop with their benefits, spend earned rewards and more.
“UCard is our attempt to make health care simpler and more accessible,” said Nick Holden, vice president of product for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement.
How it works
Instead of juggling multiple cards, UCard combines the member ID, over-the-counter (OTC) benefit, earned rewards, and more, into an all-in-one member card. Key features include:
- Ability to check in at the provider and pharmacy
- Members with an OTC, or OTC, healthy food, and utilities combined benefit can spend the credit on their UCard on thousands of covered items at more than <55,000> retail locations nationwide
- All members with a UCard and Renew Active® fitness benefit can use the UCard to access their free gym membership on their first visit to any of the 22,000+ Renew Active network gyms and fitness locations – the largest national Medicare fitness network
- Earned rewards are loaded onto a member’s UCard after they complete eligible activities like getting a flu shot, having a UnitedHealthcare HouseCalls visit, or achieving monthly activity goals
Managing UCard can be simpler than managing multiple cards, too. Members can visit the UCard Hub on their member website to complete actions like checking their OTC and rewards balances and shopping for OTC products or covered healthy foods online – empowering access to more of their benefits right at their fingertips.
UCard is ready to help ease the Medicare Advantage experience – and to make your purse or wallet feel a lot less cluttered.
To learn more about UCard watch the following video. And to find UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in your area, visit UHCMedicareHealthPlans.com.
Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract [and a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor]. Enrollment in these plans depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare.
Benefits, features and/or devices vary by plan/area. Limitations and exclusions apply. OTC benefits have expiration timeframes. Call your plan or review your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) for more information.
Rewards are not available on all plans and rewards may vary by plan.
Food, OTC and utilities benefits have expiration timeframes. Call your plan or review your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) for more information.
Participation in the Renew Active® program is voluntary. Consult your doctor prior to beginning an exercise program or making changes to your lifestyle or health care routine. Renew Active includes standard fitness membership. Fitness membership equipment, classes, personalized fitness plans, caregiver access and events may vary by location. Access to Medicare’s largest national gym network is based upon comparison of competitors’ website data as of May 2022. Gym network may vary in local market.
HouseCalls may not be available in all areas.
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