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UnitedHealthcare offers students grants to fight obesity

Youth Service America and United Healthcare are launching the fourth year of Health Heroes grants to fight childhood obesity in Colorado. During the most recent cycle, United awarded $2,000 in grants to four Colorado-based, youth-led organizations. UnitedHealth Heroes is a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, working with educators and youth leaders,… Continue Reading UnitedHealthcare offers students grants to fight obesity

State employees who choose to purchase their own health insurance using state money have a new option: United Healthcare. The state chose United for its self-funded insurance program, but other insurance companies are still being used for other state employees. About 32,000 people opt for the self-funded insurance programs. The five-year contract is effective July… Continue Reading United awarded state contract; Cigna appeals

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United Healthcare launches iPhone application

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Now there’s an app for that. iPhone users can now use their phones to find United Health Care’s doctors, hospitals and other medical services. The new DocGPS can search for 23 kinds of health care facilities and 58 types of doctors across the county. The application is free and available at www.itunes.com/appstore. A list of doctors… Continue Reading United Healthcare launches iPhone application

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The Colorado Division of Insurance levied two fines against insurance companies that operate in Colorado. United Healthcare of Colorado received a $211,000 fine and United Healthcare Insurance Company received a $246,000 fine. Commissioner Marcy Morrison said that conduct examinations for calendar year 2007 found that the companies had provided incomplete information in certificates of creditable coverage,… Continue Reading United Healthcare Co’s slapped with fines for coverage lapses, other violations

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Three major insurers to cover H1N1 vaccinations

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Cigna, United Healthcare, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan to cover H1N1 vaccination costs for members. United Healthcare will reimburse clients the cost of administering the vaccination if it is not covered under current plans or if employers do not pay for the vaccination. Blue Cross will move the antiviral medications Tamiful and… Continue Reading Three major insurers to cover H1N1 vaccinations

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DoD awards health provider contracts

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TriWest will once again provide the managed care support to the Department of Defense program for the state of Colorado. The Department of Defense announced the contract – estimated at a worth of more than $16.9 billion – earlier this week. The contract will assist the military health system in 21 other western and mid-western… Continue Reading DoD awards health provider contracts

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