Health Care Basics
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Health Care Basics
Health Care Basics
In a recent survey of over 4,000 Healthcare consumers, only 23% understand how the healthcare system works.  If you are confused about health care issues, how to pick a doctor, and more - you are not alone!  (Survey information provided by Deloitte)
Take charge of your health! Learn what questions to ask and what you need to know about your healthcare.
Preparing ahead of time for medical care can provide both you and your loved ones with peace of mind.
Confused about health insurance terms and whats covered? Help is on the way! Learn more here.
Need help understanding Medicare terms and benefits? Learn more about Medicare and what Medicare coverage means for you.
Patient safety is a pressing health care challenge. Learn actions you can take to protect yourself and those you care about.

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Provider Search
Provider Search

Get customized information about the providers and facilities that may interest you.

With the provider search, you can:

  • Search for providers in your area.
  • Compare search results to find the provider that may best meet your needs.
  • Print directory results based on your specific search criteria.
Plan Selector
Plan Selector

A quick and uncomplicated way to find the plan that may be right for you.

Take this quick questionnaire to find the UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans that may be right for you or a loved one. The more questions you answer, the more relevant your choices will be.

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General Drug Tools
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Health Management
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Tools for
Healthy Living
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Search Tools
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Insurance Plan Tools
Insurance Plan Tools view all tools

What is a reference number?

When you register on this site, you are assigned a reference number. This number contains your profile information and helps UnitedHealthcare identify you when you come back to the site.

If you searched for a plan on this site in a previous session, you might already have a reference number. This number will contain any information you saved about plans and prescription drugs. To use that reference number, click on the "Change or view saved information" link below.

You can retrieve information from previous visits to this site, such as saved drug lists and Plan Selector information.