Many employers are providing a wealth of well being and well-being options to help workers. Nonetheless, managing these options could be a problem for employers, and navigating them will be troublesome for workers. To make it simpler for each teams, UnitedHealthcare launched the UHC Hub final week.
The platform is free to massive self-funded employers with greater than 1,000 workers. UHC Hub makes it simpler for organizations to deal with procurement, vendor administration and billing for third-party well being options. The platform permits employers to pick from UHC Hub’s menu of well being options to contract with. The options tackle wants like diet, monetary planning, family-building, most cancers care and caregiving. UHC Hub’s distributors embrace psychological well being supplier Brightside, girls’s and household well being supplier Maven Clinic and musculoskeletal care firm Hinge Well being.
For workers, UHC Hub helps them discover and enroll in options which might be out there to them by means of their insurance coverage. UHC Hub will be accessed by means of the UnitedHealthcare app, myuhc.com or by talking with one of many insurer’s well being advocates.
UnitedHealthcare determined to create UHC Hub after listening to the challenges many employers and workers had been having, stated Samantha Baker, chief shopper officer for UnitedHealthcare’s business enterprise.
“Once we work with many employers, we persistently hear concerning the difficulties in evaluating and deciding on well being and well-being packages, in addition to the executive burden of managing a number of distributors and contracts,” Baker stated in an e-mail. “Not solely that, however we additionally know a few of these options are sometimes underutilized by workers, largely as a result of lack of knowledge.
“Our objective with the UHC Hub is to assist resolve each of these challenges by streamlining the analysis, choice, and administration of varied vendor options whereas making it simpler for shoppers to search out and benefit from the out there sources,” Baker continued.
UnitedHealthcare claims that the platform can scale back prices for employers by as much as 15% in comparison with what they pay by managing these options on their very own. Baker added that it will possibly save time for human useful resource departments by “evaluating, implementing, and selling these well being packages.” As well as, it helps employers “maximize the worth of the investments they’re making in these sources” by serving to shoppers discover the well being packages, Baker stated.
As an increasing number of employers battle level resolution fatigue, numerous corporations try to supply help. Accolade, Quantum Well being and Solera Well being all supply platforms that assist join workers to well being and wellbeing packages whereas additionally streamlining the executive course of for employers. Nonetheless, Baker declined to share how UHC Hub differs from what different corporations are doing.
Baker stated that the launch of UHC Hub speaks to bigger developments in healthcare, with extra employers targeted on advocacy help.
“The launch of the UHC Hub underscores the significance of advocacy options, whereas on the similar time highlighting the worth of providing shoppers an built-in, simplified expertise,” she stated. “By making it simpler for shoppers to know and use their advantages, together with tapping into related well being packages, employers are higher positioned to help the well-being of their workforces and assist make well being care extra reasonably priced.”
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