UnitedHealthcare Partnership Update

Featuring news and information about our new administrative partner, effective January 1, 2016

For self-funded employers: The Virtual Health Plan a focus on moderating cost trend

Using enhanced claims analysis, the Virtual Health Plan (VHP) willidentify cost drivers and develop solutions to address cost trend through benefit design, network, product/programs and clinical engagement. The VHP offers an intense focus on the clinical and affordability needs of large customers using the same support models used for large, actuarially equivalent, fully-insured health plans. Individual customer analyses will run concurrently with the VHP analysis and when opportunities are identified in the aggregate through VHP, they will be tailored to fit individual employer needs.

Dr. Bruce Weiss, formerly the market medical director for Wisconsin and Illinois, has assumed the position of vice president of healthcare strategies where he will focus on this VHP model. He will be responsible for helping to identify cost drivers on a clinical level and to develop solutions to address those cost drivers for the BHCG.

The VHP promises to be a valuable tool to identify cost trends and drivers in the aggregate and then propose solutions at the individual employer level. The VHP is one more component of the BHCG value proposition for large employers.

For fully insured employers: medical and specialty lines of coverage through the BHCG

The partnership between the Business Health Care Group and UnitedHealthcare offers a special combination of benefits exclusive to our fully insured members. Fully insured employers can obtain discounts and rate guarantees and several specialty lines of coverage including dental, short- and long-term disability, life and critical illness/accident insurance. Brokers/consultants seeking medical quotes from UnitedHealthcare for their fully insured clients should inquire about these exclusive offerings on specialty lines of coverage. For information about other advantages of membership in the BHCG, click here.


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