UnitedHealthcare to Offer New Medicare Advantage Plan Featuring Canopy Health Care Providers
UnitedHealthcare will offer a new Medicare Advantage plan in the Bay Area featuring Canopy Health care providers. The UnitedHealthcare Canopy Health Medicare Advantage plan will be available to more than 630,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco counties.
The new plan will offer access to a large, comprehensive, high-quality network of care providers in the Bay Area who are affiliated with Canopy Health. These care providers share UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to improving health outcomes, lowering the cost of care and creating an exceptional patient experience.
“The UnitedHealthcare Canopy Health Medicare Advantage plan is designed to appeal to people looking for the quality care that Canopy Health providers are known for, and the affordability and strong benefits of a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan,” said Alex Uhm, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Northern California. “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our relationship with Canopy Health, giving Medicare beneficiaries in the Bay Area more choice and flexibility in their health care benefits.”
Medicare Advantage enrollment has grown more than 40%1 during the last five years and now includes more than one-third2 of all Medicare beneficiaries, including nearly 2.8 million3 people in California. Medicare Advantage plans typically offer additional benefits that are not available through Original Medicare, including prescription drug coverage, fitness memberships, and vision, dental and hearing benefits. Studies have shown people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans have fewer4 and shorter5 hospital stays and spend less6 on hospital admissions than people enrolled in Original Medicare.
The UnitedHealthcare Canopy Health Medicare Advantage plan will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, pending regulatory approval. People may enroll during Medicare Annual Enrollment from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
“UnitedHealthcare offers quality and value in Medicare Advantage plans, and by joining this new plan, participants will have access to premier Canopy Health providers in their communities,” said Mike Robinson, CEO of Canopy Health.
This new Medicare Advantage plan will expand upon UnitedHealthcare and Canopy Health’s existing relationship that serves people with employer-sponsored health insurance.
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 3 million people in California, including 1.2 million Medicare beneficiaries through its portfolio of Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplement and prescription drug plans.