United Health Care AARP Medigap
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Since 1977, United Health Care has been a leading provider of Medicare Supplement Insurance plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Senior Vision, Senior Hearing, and Senior Dental plans. United Health Care is one of the nations largest health insurers with a serious focus in the Medicare market. United Health Care offers both standardized Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans along with Medicare Advantage plans in many US markets.
To find out more information about United Heatlh Care Medigap plans, contact a United Health Care Medicare Supplement representative today or use our quote form below.
A brief history on United Health Care
Listed under the NYSE as UNH, UnitedHealthGroup is a diversified health and “well-being” company. Headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, UnitedHealth Group offers a spectrum of products and services through seven operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare, Ovations, AmeriChoice, Uniprise, OptumHealth, Ingenix, and Prescription Solutions. Serving over 70 million individuals nationwide, the company posted a net income of $3 billion.
UnitedHealth Group is the parent of UnitedHealthcare, a large health insurer in the United States. It was created in 1977, as UnitedHealthCare Corporation (it was renamed in 1998), however it traces its origin to a firm it acquired in 1977, Charter Med Incorporated, which was founded in 1974. In 1979, it introduced the first network-based health plan for seniors. In 1984, it became a publicly traded company.
In a recent insurance industry publication, Business Insurance, United was named “readers choice” winner 2007 for “Best Managed care organization”. To contrast, however, in a recent non-insurance industry survey of health care executives who have dealt with the company, United received a 91% unfavorable rating—the worst ranking among all listed. In 1995, the company acquired The MetraHealth Companies Inc. for $1.75 billion. MetraHealth was a privately held company formed by combining the group health care operations of The Travelers Insurance Company and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company also known as MetLife.
Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal, founded AARP in 1958. AARP evolved from the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA), which Dr. Andrus had established in 1947 to promote her philosophy of productive aging, and in response to the need of retired teachers for health insurance. At that time, private health insurance was virtually unavailable to older Americans; in fact, it was not until 1965 that the government enacted Medicare, which provides health benefits to persons over age 65. Dr. Andrus approached dozens of insurance companies until she found one willing to take the risk of insuring older persons. She then developed other benefits and programs, including a discount mail order pharmacy service.
Over the years NRTA heard from thousands of others who wanted to know how they could obtain insurance and other NRTA benefits without being retired teachers. After ten years, Dr. Andrus realized the time had come to create a new organization open to all Americans. Today, NRTA is a division within AARP. In 1963, Dr. Andrus established an international presence for AARP by founding the Association of Retired Persons International (ARPI), with offices in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C. While ARPI disbanded in 1969, AARP has continued to develop networks and form coalitions within the worldwide aging community, promoting the well-being of older persons internationally through advocacy, education and service.
Since its inception in 1958, AARP has grown and changed dramatically in response to societal changes, while remaining true to its founding principles:
- To promote independence, dignity and purpose for older persons
- To enhance the quality of life for older persons
- To encourage older people “To serve, not to be served”
Superior services provided by United Health Care
- Medicare Supplement Products
- Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
- Senior Vision, Senior Hearing, and Senior Dental Plans
Why United Health Care?
United Health Care has experience in helping Seniors, like you, with providing quality Medigap coverage and has a reputation for excellent service. MedicareMall.com can help you determine if a United Health Care Medigap policy is right for you.
If you would like more information on Medigap policies by United Heatlh Care, contact a United Health Care Medicare Supplement representative today or use our quote form below.