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UnitedHealthcare Launches Mobile App to Help Medicaid and CHIP Beneficiaries More Easily Navigate the Health System
MINNETONKA, Minn. (Aug. 11, 2015) —
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is introducing its mobile app Health4Me® to Medicaid beneficiaries in 17 states, enabling plan participants to access important health information anytime, anywhere.
The app enables people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans to more easily manage their health benefits and navigate the health system, including:
- accessing personal coverage health details, including a digital ID card, plan summary and member handbook;
- reviewing their care history;
- tracking processed claims;
- locating nearby physicians, hospitals and medical facilities; and
- obtaining health information from a nurse.
Health4Me is available at no additional charge on iPhone® and Android® devices through the Apple App Store and Google Play. A similar version of Health4Me is available to more than 13 million UnitedHealthcare plan participants enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans, and the app has been downloaded more than 1.4 million times since it launched in 2012.
“UnitedHealthcare Medicaid beneficiaries can easily manage their health care, while at home or on the go, with the Health4Me app,” said Austin Pittman, CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business. “More people now have important information about their health coverage at their fingertips, helping them make more informed decisions regarding their care.”
Health4Me is now available to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries in the following states: Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
“We know consumers nationwide use mobile devices to access health information, so Health4Me provides a significant resource for Medicaid beneficiaries to help them more easily understand, manage and use their health benefits,” said Brett Edelson, vice president of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business. “We are empowering consumers with valuable, personalized health information that enables them to more effectively navigate the health care system and access clinical support anytime, anywhere.”
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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 850,000 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 @myUHC on Twitter.