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UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare Advantage Plans for Sharp Hospitals

UnitedHealthcare is one of the most popular Medicare carriers in town because they offer the most options on both the Supplement side and the Advantage side.

UHC offers more Medicare Advantage plans than any other carrier in San Diego. UHC has a great relationship with Sharp. In fact, if you want an Advantage plan with access to Sharp, your best option is through UnitedHealthcare.

UnitedHealthcare is one of the most popular Medicare carriers in town because they offer the most options on both the Supplement side and the Advantage side.

UHC offers more Medicare Advantage plans than any other carrier in San Diego. UHC has a great relationship with Sharp. In fact, if you want an Advantage plan with access to Sharp, your best option is through UnitedHealthcare.

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Why Choose UnitedHealthcare for Medicare in San Diego

Read 5 top reasons to choose UnitedHealthcare for Medicare. Use this table of contents to navigate through the information on this page. Contact us and we will help you decide if this is the right plan for you. Don’t do it alone, we can help!

1. Advantage plans with access to Sharp Hospitals

UnitedHealthcare offers great Advantage plans with access to Sharp hospital network. These plans are well designed to cover your medical costs while also offering additional services like prescription drug coverage, dental and vision insurance, as well as other additional benefits.

 

2. Advantage plans with access to Scripps Del Mar and Scripps La Jolla

UnitedHealthcare offers a handful of Advantage plans with limited access to the Scripps hospital network and the Scripps doctor network. These plans are well designed to cover your medical costs while also offering additional services like prescription drug coverage, dental and vision insurance, as well as other additional benefits.

 

3. More Supplement options than any other carrier

UnitedHealthcare is unique in how it offers the most plans. Many carriers choose to only offer the best Supplement plans: for example, Blue Shield offers Plan A, Plan N, and Plan G… the most popular options with the best benefits. UHC offers Plan A, B, C, D, G, K, L, M, and Plan N.

 

4. AARP Partnership

UHC has partnered with AARP for all of their plans. If you are going to sign up for a UHC Medicare plan, you will also sign up for AARP and receive all the benefits associated with their membership. This includes health and wellness benefits only offered by AARP, insurance and financial services, discounts on food, shopping, and entertainment, and so much more.

 

5. Reputation & High Quality Service

UnitedHealthcare has always had high quality service in mind and have continue to receive 96% satisfaction surveys from their Medicare members. 9 – 10 members would recommend their plan to family members. UHC arguably covers more people with Medicare Supplement Plans nationwide than any other individual insurance carrier.

Additional Benefits with a UHC Medicare Plan

UHC benefits include worldwide coverage, AARP discounts, dental coverage and more!

Emergency Response

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24/7 push of a button help in the event of a fall or any other emergency. Get a lightweight and waterproof button to connect directly to the LIfeStation Monitoring Center.

Dental Coverage

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Yes, either with a built in dental benefit for some Advantage plans and with plans that do not have a dental plan built in you can get additional AARP special dental insurance plans.

AARP Vision Discounts by EyeMed

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You can save your money on eyewear purchases and eye exams with this AARP benefit. These EyeMed discounts include savings at LensCrafters and other retailers.

Hearing Program by HearUSA

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A discount for hearing services and hearing aids is available by certified HearingUSA health caer providers. Your AARP membership combined with your HearUSA membership offers you the best technology available.

24-7 Nurse Line and Virtual Medical Visits

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A registered nurse is available at all times to discuss any concerns you may be facing in your life. The nurse line is available any day and any time. Spanish translation services are available as well. Also talk to a provider wherever you are with Virtual Medical Visits.

Scan Travel Insurance

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Don’t worry, you can travel outside of the United States and feel comfortable knowing your Medicare plan will cover most of the costs for your urgent care if you need it.

Entertainment Shopping and Restaurant Discounts

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AARP has the bargaining power to offer its members discounts only available through them. AARP members enjoy discounts on movie tickets and concessions, discounts while shopping malls and specific stores, and discounts on food and dining. Save on car rentals, hotels, and airline tickets.

Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Podiatry

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Unlike many Advantage plans and Supplement Plans, you’ll have access to Chiropractic, acupuncture, and podiatry care for many of the UHC Advantage plans you select.

Advantage Plans from UnitedHealthcare

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Scripps HMO Advantage plans from UHC

UnitedHealthcare offers a handful of HMO plans that provide access to Scripps networks of doctors. These plans have a limited number of doctors accepting them, so you’ll want to ask HealthyMarks to make sure your primary care physician and the important specialists you visit will accept your plan. With these plans, you’ll have access to the facilities at Scripps Clinic in both Del Mar and La Jolla. You will also be able to visit many of the hospitals in San Diego County.

  • AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Plan 4 (HMO)
  • AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Value (HMO)
  • AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Premier (HMO)
  • AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Essential (HMO)

Network of Facilities available

  • Scripps Clinic Del Mar
  • Scripps Clinic La Jolla

Sharp HMO Advantage plans from UHC

UnitedHealthcare offers a group of Medicare Advantage Plans that offer access to the Sharp network of doctors. These plans have a limited number of doctors accepting them, so you’ll want to ask HealthyMarks to verify your primary care physician and the important specialists you visit will accept your plan. With these plans, you’ll have access to Sharp hospitals as well as Palomar and Pomerado.

  • Medicare Advantage Walgreens (HMO)
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Assure (HMO)
  • Sharp SecureHorizons Plan by UnitedHealthcare (HMO)

Network of Facilities available

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Sharp Grossmont
  • Sharp Coronado
  • Sharp Chula Vista
  • Palomar Health System
  • Palomar Medical Center
  • Pomerado Hospital

UHC offers the largest number of Supplement plans

Many carriers only offer maybe one or two Supplement plans because the insurance carrier finds them to be the best for the most amount of people. UHC believes that you should have more choices in your Supplement plans. This is why UHC offers a Plan A, B, C, D, G, K, L, M, and Plan N.

These Supplement plans cover the costs differently. For example, Plan K and Plan L do not cover foreign travel emergencies while Plan N does. If you know you will not travel out of the country, you could instead sign up for Plan K.

UHC does not offer any “Extra” or “Innovative” Supplement plans because all of their additional benefits are already bundled into the Supplement partnership with AARP. Regardless of which Supplement plan you sign up for, you’ll receive AARP additional benefits.

AARP Membership Details

A membership with AARP signals a membership within a community. A community that has reached nearly 38 million members!

You will benefit from this nonprofit, nonpartisan, social-welfare organisation that has been advocating for the rights of people 50 years and older. AARP has been around for over 50 years.

Members will enjoy exclusive discounts and offers like these listed below:

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Dental Add ons for UHC Supplement Plans

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AARP Offers Discounted Dental Plans

When you enroll in a Supplement Plan from UHC and some of the Advantage plans as well, you’ll want to pair it with a dental insurance plan. Although you can always pair your UHC medical with a different insurance carrier’s dental plan, UHC offers great dental products through their partner AARP.

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Advantage Plans with Built in Dental Insurance

Some of the Advantage plans have dental plans already built into the plan design at little or no additional cost to you the enrollee. Other advantage plans, you will want to pair your plan with a UHC dental insurance plan offered through AARP.

Prescription Drug Coverage for UHC Supplement Plans

All Advantage plans have built-in prescription drug coverage and you will not need to shop elsewhere to get your drugs covered. But with all Supplement plans, you’ll want to pair your Supplement plan with a Part D Prescription Drug plan.

In San Diego, UnitedHealthcare offers 2 prescription drug plans to choose from.

These plans use a network of preferred pharmacies. If you use out of network pharmacies, the plan may not pay for those drugs or you may pay more than you pay at a network pharmacy.

Enjoy the convenience of OptumRx home delivery. You can order 90 day supplies for Tier 1 medications by using the UnitedHealthcare preferred home delivery pharmacy. You can receive the drugs you take regularly directly att you front door with no cost for standard shipping.

AARP MedicareRx Walgreens – PDP

AARP, UnitedHealthcare, and Walgreens have worked together to put together a pla specifically designed to offer lower prescription drug copays.

You can save $15 or more on Tier 1 and Tier 2 prescriptions when you use Walgreens or Duane Reade pharmacy.

AARP MedicareRx Preferred and Saver Plus – PDP

The 2 AARP UHC Prescription Drug plans “Preferred” and “Saver Plus” are commonly paired with a Supplement plan from UHC because these prescription drug plans have a large drug formulary and a large number of participating pharmacies. Save on common prescription drugs by visiting one of many participating locations. Walgreens, Kroger, Walmart, H-E-B, Wegmans, Sam’s Club, Duane Reade, Ralphs, and many more.

“Renew ActiveTM” Fitness Program

“Renew ActiveTM” is a fitness program offered at no additional cost to you.

It includes a free gym membership, access to an extensive network of gyms and fitness locations, personalized fitness plans, and an online brain health program exclusively from AARP “Staying Sharp”.

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FAQS – UHC Medicare Plans

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  • 1. Can I receive Worldwide Coverage for Urgently Needed Services with Medicare?
     

    Yes, with many Supplement and Advantage plans, you will have access to emergency services anywhere in the world. You can be confident that you are able to travel and still receive emergency care.

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  • 2. Can I enroll in a Medicare plan with Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)?
     

    Can I enroll in a Medicare plan with Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)?
    Yes, Blue Shield offers PERS on their “Plan F Extra” plan. SCAN offers PERS for any of their Advantage plans. And UHC also has PERS for those who enroll with their plans.
    *SCAN and UHC also

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  • 3. Can I enroll in a Medicare plan with access to Tele-health services?
     

    Yes, Blue Shield offers Teladoc on their “Plan G Extra” plan. UHC offers a 24-7 nurse line as well as virtual medical visits with a licensed physician. SCAN also offers access to telehealth care from the comfort of your home.
    *SCAN and UHC also

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  • 4. Do all plans receive “Medicare Star Ratings”?
     

    All Part D PRescription Drug plans and all Advantage plans will always have a star rating. Many plans do not receive star ratings. Although some Supplement plans do receive star ratings, not all do. Blue Shield’s Supplement plans do not offer star ratings. Dental and Vision plan add-ons also do not have Medicare Star ratings.

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  • 5. Does UHC offer both Advantage plans and Supplement Insurance Plans?
     

    Yes, in fact, UHC has the largest number of both Supplement Insurance plans and Advantage plans to choose from.

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  • 6. Do I get access to SilverSneakers when I enroll in a UHC Medicare Plan?
     

    No, UHC has a partnership with AARP to offer its version of a gym membership: “Renew Active.” SilverSneakers is available for those who enroll in a SCAN Advantage plan or a Blue Shield plan.

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  • 7. Does Sharp offer Medicare Services in San Diego?
     

    Yes, Sharp Hospitals are available to you through UHC Advantage plans or a Supplement plan in San Diego.

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  • 8. Does UHC Medicare offer Medicare Plans in San Diego?
     

    Yes, the UHC Medicare Plans are a great way to get access to Sharp hospital networks with an Advantage plan.

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  • 9. Can I get dental, vision, and hearing insurance coverage through Medicare?
     

    Yes, when you enroll in Medicare you can pair additional services to your plan for an additional cost. For example, Blue Shield offers “Plan G Extra” which offers vision and hearing aid services. You can also add on a dental insurance plan for an additional cost.

    *SCAN and UHC also

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  • 10. Am I able to visit Scripps Hospitals in San Diego with an Advantage plan?
     

    Yes, you can select a SCAN Advantage plan if you wish to be in network with Scripps. UHC also offers Advantage plans with access to some Scripps locations.
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  • 11. Do UHC Medicare Plans offer prescription drug coverage?
     

    Yes, UHC Advantage plans come with bundled prescription drug coverage. UHC also offers Part D Prescription Drug plans to pair alongside a Supplement Insurance plan.

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  • 12. Do UHC Medicare Plans offer dental insurance?
     

    Yes, some UHC Advantage plans have Dental insurance already included. Others you can pair with AARP dental insurance plans for a small price.

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  • 13. Does AARP offer Medicare Services?
     

    UHC has partnered with AARP to provide medicare services to its members. Although AARP doesn’t handle the administration of any Medicare products, it has helped UHC complete their Medicare offering.

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  • 14. Do I receive gym membership access when I enroll in a UHC Medicare plan?
     

    UHC offers its own “Renew Active” gym membership allowing you to find a gym that works for you. UHC also partnered with AARP’s “Staying Sharp” so you can support a healthy brain and body.

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  • 15. Do UHC Medicare plans offer Vision Services?
     

    UHC’s Medicare partner AARP offers vision discounts by EyeMed.

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UnitedHealthcare Medicare Facility Locations in San Diego

Scripps Mercy Hospital

4077 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103
619-294-8111
https://www.scripps.org/locations/hospitals/scripps-mercy-hospital

Scripps Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 554-9100
https://www.scripps.org/locations/hospitals/scripps-green-hospital

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

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