UnitedHealthcare launches app to help Medicaid members
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.”