UnitedHealthCare – Duel Special Needs Plans

UnitedHealthCare – Duel Special Needs Plans


YOU’RE WATCHING IOWA LIVE ON CW IOWA LIVE CHANNEL 23. GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. WELCOME BACK. WE HAVE ANOTHER EXCITING GUEST WITH US THIS MORNING. KATIE WITH UNITED HEALTHCARE AND AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WHICH STANDS FOR DUAL SMITH PLANS. IT’S HAPPENING HERE STARTING NEXT MONTH. AND THERE’S SOME NEW THINGS FOR 2020 TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF AND SOME BENEFITS BECAUSE IT CAN BE KIND OF TRICKY TO KIND OF NAVIGATE THROUGH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT PLANS THAT ARE AVAILABLE AND THE ONES THAT WE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR. YES, HOPE ENROLLMENT KICKS OFF OCTOBER 7TH. AND IT’S A 57 DAY WINDOW WHERE PEOPLE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THEIR BENEFITS AND OFFERINGS AND DECIDE WHICH ONE IS THE BEST ONE FOR THIS YEAR. AND I’S A GREAT TIME TO LOOK AT SOMEONE’S OVERALL FINANCIAL WELLNESS TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE BUYING WHAT’S APPROPRIATE FOR THEM. MAKING SURE THEIR DOCTORS ARE IN THAT NETWORK AND THEIR HEALTHCARE IS WHERE YOU WANT IT TO BE. IT’S ITS PERFECT TIME TO LOOK AT THAT. IT’S A PRODUCT THAT IS FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN IOWANS AND A FEW EXTRA COUNCIL BLUFFS IS REALLY TARGETED FOR MEMBERS THAT NEED THAT ADDITIONAL BENEFITS, THAT STANDARD MEDICARE THAT DOES NOT COVER. FOR EXAMPLE, CAN YOU GIVE US AN EXAMPLE.>>>I HAVE A GREAT EXAMPLE. WE OFFER CARE WHICH TRADITIONAL MEDICARE MAY COVER TRIPS TO THE PEDIATRIST AND MAYBE THEY HAVE SOME PAIN OR SOMETHING THAT HURTS WITH THEIR FEET. SO OUR BENEFITS ALLOW SIX TRIPS TO THE PEDIATRIST FOR THOSE THAT HAVE DIABETES BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE MORE TRIPS SO WE OFFER THAT THAT MAY NOT BE COVERED. SO IF YOU HAVE CERTAIN AILMENTS OR THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF AS YOU GET OLDER. SO SMITH PRODUCTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR BOTH MEDICARE AND MEDICAID. SO THEY HAVE TO HAVE MEDICARE OR MEDICAID. SO IF ANYONE HAS MEDICAID THROUGH THE STATE, THEY WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID IF THEY HAVE FULL MEDICARE AND MEDICAID. SO THEY WILL HAVE THOSE BENEFITS AND IT’S WHY IT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SERVICES AND TRADITIONAL MEDICARE DOES NOT COVER THEM. AND I MENTIONED THERE’S NO MONTHLY PREMIUM FOR ANY OF THIS. RIGHT, BECAUSE THEY’RE FULLY MEDICAID ELIGIBLE THOSE PREMIUMS WILL BE TAKEN CARE. OKAY, SO IF YOU HAVE THIS IN YOUR AREA YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE GETTING IT AT A COST YOU CAN AFFORD. AND OUT OF THE 91 COUNTIES FOR 2020, WE WILL BE IN 60 OF THE 99 COUNTIES OFFERING THIS BENEFIT. SO BASICALLY WE’LL HAVE THIS NEW PRODUCT AVAILABLE FOR THEM. SO THIS IS THE 4TH YEAR WE’RE OFFERING THIS IN THE STATE OF IOWA AND WE’LL BE LAP HAPPY TO HAPPY TO EXPAND AND WE’RE MAKING IT ALREADY MORE ROBUST. AND THERE’S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE LIST HERE FOR 2020. I WISH I HAD THOSE. SO CURRENTLY THE MEMBERS HAVE 4-5 ADDITIONAL MEMBERS THAT ARE PRETTY SIGNIFICANT. ONE OF THE COOLEST BENEFITS IS AN OVER THE COUNTER OTC CATALOG BENEFIT SO MEMBERS CAN GO SHOPPING AT A CATALOG AND ORDER THINGS AT A WAL-GREENS THAT ARE APPROVED BY THE IRS SO THEY CAN GET LAWN CHAIRS AND SHOWER CARE. AND THEY’RE ABLE TO ORDER THOSE OUT OF THE CATALOG AND HAVE THEM DIRECTLY SENT TO THEIR HOME AND THEY’RE GETTING 20 ADDITIONAL AND THEY’RE GOING TO GET $300 AND IF THEY HAVE NOT SPENT THEIR MONEY THEY HAVE $1,200 TO GO SHOPPING. AND WHAT’S GREAT IS THEY CAN ALSO TAKE THAT TO WAL-GREENSES AND THEY’LL GET A RETAIL DEBIT CARD THEY CAN GET. AND IT SAYS OTS APPROVED. IT’S VERY EASY TO DO IT ON THE GO-GO TUESDAY FOR SENIORS AND IT’S BEEN UTILIZED BY 85%. IT’S JUST ONE OF THE BEST BENEFITS ESPECIALLY FOR LOWER INCOME BECAUSE GIVING THEM THAT OCCASIONAL MONEY IF YOU’RE MAKING $80,000 A YEAR IS AN ADDITIONAL BENEFIT. AND ONE THAT OBVIOUSLY IOWANS WANT AND THAT’S JUST ONE OF THE WONDERFUL BENEFITS. SO UNDERSTAND ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT THAT IS NEW FOR THIS YEAR AND IT’S WHAT IS CALLED OUR MOM’S MEALS. SO WE’RE PROVIDING MEALING FOR MEMBERS WHEN THEY’RE DISCHARGED FROM A HOSPITAL. SO THAT’S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE HEALTHY AND WHAT THEY NEED TO STAY OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. SO WE’RE PROVIDING A WAY FOR MEMBERS TO GET TO AND FROM THE DOCTOR’S OFFICER AND TO AND FROM THE PHARMACY. SO WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT IT AND PROVIDING CARE NOTICE RIGHT PLACE AND THE RIGHT TIME. AND NOW IS THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT WITH ENROLLMENT KICKING OFF AS SOON AS THIS MONDAY. OCTOBER 13TH THROUGH OCTOBER 7TH. 57 DAYS TO ROLL THAT OUT AND TO CHOOSE WHICH BENEFIT PACKAGE IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU. BECAUSE THAT’S 80% THAT IS ELIGIBLE. 80 OF PEOPLE ARE NOT ENROLLED. AND IN IOWA ABOUT 50,000 MEMBERS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO 2,000 IOWANS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PRODUCT. AND ONLY 80% — EXCUSE ME, THERE’S ONLY 80% THAT IS NOT SIGNED UP. SO THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT MAJORITY THAT IS MISSING THOSE EXTRA BENEFITS. SO IT’S A GREAT TIME TO SEE WHAT YOU QUALIFY FOR AND WHAT BENEFITS YOU MAY GET AND TAKE THE TIME TO REFRESH THOSE AND LOOK AT THOSE AND CHECK IT OUT. AND GET DUAL.COM. THAT’S THE BEST PLACE TO GO AND FOR PEOPLE TO REVIEW AND TALK ABOUT ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS YOU TALKED ABOUT. SO IF THEY’RE FULLY ELIGIBLE, THEY NEED TO CHECK WITH THEIR EDGEABILITIES REQUIREMENTS AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT I ENCOURAGE THEM TO CHECK OUT. SO ROLLING WITH BENEFITS TO THE STATE AND YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THAT OUT. AND OCTOBER 15TH THROUGH OCTOBER 7TH IS THAT OPEN ENROLLMENT PEOPLE SO YOU NEED TO START LOOKING AT IT. WONDERFUL. THIS IS GREAT NEWS. YES, IT IS AND WE HAVE NOT TALKED ABOUT GREAT BENEFITS IMPROVED UPON FOR 2020 AND IT’S A SUBSTANTIAL LIST OF BENEFITS FOR EVERYONE. ABSOLUTELY. WE HELPED WITH YOUR FINANCES AND NOW YOUR HEALTH. YOU CAN GET MORE DETAILS AT GET DUAL.COM. DON’T GO ANYWHERE AS YOU FINISH

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