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How Do I Begin COBRA With United Healthcare?

My COBRA paperwork says I may continue using my employers United Health Care plan. Where do I begin?

United Healthcare, also known as UHC, is a major medical insurance carrier. Many businesses will use UHC as their employer-sponsored health insurance. When you elect COBRA through your COBRA Administrator, the plan restarts where it left off. All of your out-of-pocket expenses and copays toward your deductibles are still in place for the year.

How To Enroll In United Healthcare COBRA

If you want to keep your employer health plan through United Healthcare, you need to wait until you receive a notification of COBRA continuation from your employer. At that time you will have instructions on how to enroll.

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Who Is United Healthcare?

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a worldwide American managed healthcare and insurance corporation headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It provides health-care products as well as insurance services. UnitedHealth Group is the world’s eighth-biggest company by revenue, the second-largest healthcare company by revenue after CVS Health, and the largest insurance company by net premiums. UnitedHealthcare revenues account for 80% of the Group’s total revenue.

Who Is My COBRA Administrator?

In the packet of information from your employer regarding the continuation of insurance on COBRA, you will find the the employer’s administrator’s contact information, costs of the plan moving forward and the timeline when you need to apply by. The notification letter should come by postal mail.

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COBRA Third-Party Administration

Your COBRA plan may be managed by a third-party administrator. Many employers work with the following:

If you are unsure who your plan administrator is, reach out to the human resources department of the company that provided the health insurance you had.

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