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UnitedHealthcare launches app

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MINNETONKA, Minn. – UnitedHealthcare has launched its mobile app, the company announced Monday.

The free Health4Me app, compatible for Apple devices, provides the health insurer’s customers with 24/7 access to a registered nurse and to personal health benefits information; it also allows users to locate a nearby in-network physician.

“Health4Me makes navigating health care easier for our 26 million [employer] plan participants and puts key information, including health and wellness tools, right in the palms of their hands,” said Jeff Alter, CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual division.

Today’s technology, Alter continued, “allows consumers to do more with their mobile devices, and Health4Me enables them to manage their health and interact with UnitedHealthcare in a way that is convenient for them.”

The app also allows users to:

  • Download their health plan ID card to their smartphone, and email or fax the ID card directly from the mobile device to the plan participant's physician office or hospital.

  • Save their favorite care providers within the UnitedHealthcare network, and record personal notes from each visit to that doctor.

  • Locate nearby physicians, hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care centers using the smartphone’s GPS, making it easier for consumers to find care providers when they are out of town.

  • Request a callback from UnitedHealthcare using the “Easy Connect” feature to address any questions about claims and benefits.

  • View information on a plan participant’s status of deductible and out-of-pocket spending, and check account balances for health reimbursement, flexible spending and health savings accounts.

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