Apple Pay now available to millions of UnitedHealthcare plan
participants with Optum Bank health savings accounts
Other new capabilities help make it easier for people to select,
use and understand their health benefits, including during plan
enrollment and following medical care
UnitedHealthcare’s latest digital health innovations are on
display at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, today
announced new digital health resources for millions of people enrolled
in employer-sponsored health plans. These include tools and enhancements
that help make it easier for people to navigate the health care system
and more convenient for them to use their benefits.
UnitedHealthcare is showcasing these new digital health capabilities and
other health innovations at CES 2018, the annual technology convention
in Las Vegas. They include:
Digital Onboarding: Employers with 101 to 3,000
employees have access to digital onboarding, which can help people
select an appropriate health plan based on their personal health and
financial preferences. The step-by-step process helps make plan
enrollment simple and straightforward, with an online health survey
that enables people to identify and select relevant clinical, wellness
or financial programs available to them, such as behavioral health,
weight loss, pregnancy support, spending accounts and others.
Apple Pay®: UnitedHealthcare plan participants
enrolled in individual and employer-sponsored health plans with an
Optum Bank health savings account (HSA) now have the ability to use
Apple Pay, providing people a secure and private way to pay for
qualified medical services. The new capability offers consumers more
convenience at health care providers’ offices and pharmacies, which
can help save people time and facilitate payments to care providers.
Video Explanation of Benefits: Most people enrolled in
UnitedHealthcare individual and employer-sponsored plans will be able
to view personalized claims videos that help people better understand
their benefits and what they owe following a covered medical service.
The brief, personalized claims videos provide a step-by-step breakdown
that shows exactly how each claim was processed and how much is owed.
Plan participants will be able to access customized videos in early
2018 via desktop computers and mobile devices.
“Consumers are asking for and expecting customized, connected digital
health resources that help make access to care easier and more
convenient,” said Richard Migliori, M.D., chief medical officer of
UnitedHealth Group. “UnitedHealthcare invests more than $3 billion
annually in data, technology and innovation to help design a health
system that is more personalized, intuitive and efficient.”
UnitedHealthcare at CES 2018
UnitedHealthcare will demonstrate new technologies designed to help
simplify the consumer health care experience by making information more
accessible through personal technology devices including computers,
smartphones and wearables.
UnitedHealthcare’s 3,500-square-foot booth is located in the Sands
Convention Center, adjacent to the Digital Health Stage (Hall A –
43731). Numerous digital innovations will be demonstrated, including UnitedHealthcare
Motion®, the UnitedHealthcare
Healthy Pregnancy™ mobile app, Virtual
Visits and health and well-being solution Rally®. UnitedHealthcare
also announced a collaboration with DexCom, Inc. to launch an
individualized glucose management program driven by wearable technology
to help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their condition in real-time.
Conference attendees will also participate in a fundraiser for the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. For each mile cycled on the in-booth
stationary bikes, UnitedHealthcare will donate $1 to the Club, up to
$25,000. The donation will be delivered to the Club, along with 150 bike
helmets, Monday, Jan. 15.
At CES 2018, executives from UnitedHealthcare, Optum and Rally Health
will speak, including:
Paul Sterling, vice president of emerging products at
UnitedHealthcare, participated in a panel hosted by CNET.com about
empowering patients with connected technology Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 3
p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center (North Hall).
Dr. Migliori participated in a panel – “The Vicious Spiral: How Will
the Opioid Crisis End?” – Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 10:45 a.m. at the
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4304.
Pat Keran, vice president of innovation and research & development at
Optum (a UnitedHealth Group company), participated in a panel –
“Predictive Analytics: The New Clairvoyant Caregiver” – Wednesday,
Jan. 10, at 2:15 p.m. at the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4304.
Mike Jacobs, senior distinguished engineer at Optum, participated in a
fireside chat – “Healthcare Has Problems: Blockchain Has Answers” –
Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4304.
Rebecca Madsen, UnitedHealthcare chief consumer officer, participated
in a fireside chat – “UnitedHealthcare Rallies Data into Action” –
Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10:35 a.m. at the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4304.
She will be joined by Shawn Mobley, Rally Health Inc. chief revenue
Kirsti Lay, a professional cyclist for Rally Cycling and former
Olympian, and Sara Bergen, a Rally Cycling team rider and two-time
World Championship participant, participated in Q&A sessions Thursday,
Jan. 11, and Friday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. The cyclists will discuss the
connection between technology and athletic training and performance.
or follow @UHC on Twitter, and through the #DigitalHealthCES hashtag.
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 1 million physicians and care
professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
UnitedHealthcare 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.com
or follow @UHC on Twitter.
Will Shanley, 714-204-8005