United HealthCare offers new wellness programs in Arizona

We are excited to announce that UnitedHealthcare’s Small Business Segment (groups 2-99) has added an enhanced wellness product to Arizona health plans. Effective May 1, 2012 new and existing groups will benefit from the following:

  • Biometric Health Screenings: members can order At-home Biometric Screening Kits which include Cholesterol Screening (LDL/HDL) and Glucose Screening (Blood sugar level). Members would need to visit a website and complete the required fields. In a couple of days they will receive a kit at their home address with instructions on how to complete and how to return the kit. Once returned, results will be uploaded to personal health record and health assessment on myuhc.com. This benefit will cover the member and the spouse if enrolled on the health plan. Because of tracking purposes, this product cannot be ordered as a group; kits must be mailed to the member’s home.
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program: members who visit a participating gym can enroll in the Fitness Reimbursement Program to receive a credit of $20 (up to $240 annually) to their bank account for simply attending the gym at least 12 times a month. The credit will be deposit at the end of the following month. Participating gyms are: Curves, Snap Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Lifetime Fitness and the Y. Members can nominate their gym by visiting www.uhctogether.com/uhcwellness. We know that some of the gyms in Tucson have been acquired and OptumHealth will be looking into contracting with them (LA Fitness and Platinum Fitness).
  • Telephonic Wellness Coaching: members have full access to our Online Health Coaches via myuhc.com as of now. Effective 5/1 members will access to our Telephonic Wellness Coaching which offer support with: Weight Management, Stress Management, Exercise, Heart Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Diabetes Lifestyle and Tobacco Cessation. The coaches are professionals in health-related fields such as psychology, nutrition and health education. They help identify health-risk behaviors and suggest tolls and resources to support health and wellness goals.

The website to get more information and to participate in any of the above programs is www.uhctogether.com/uhcwellness. If you visit the website prior to May 1st you will notice that Arizona will not be a participating state but the material found for other states will be essentially the same for Arizona.

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