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Getting the most out of your benefits

Health care is expensive. Premiums, copays, coinsurance – it all adds up. But there are ways to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

7 ways to maximize your benefits and get the most out of your health care coverage

2. Use Tier 1 specialists.

UHC has a credential for rating specialists on quality and value. When searching for a specialist using UHC’s online provider search, look for the Tier 1 designation. These specialists meet UHC’s stringent criteria, and you will pay a lower copay when you visit a Tier 1 specialist.

3. Save money with Virtual Visits.

UHC’s telemedicine benefit can save you money on doctor visits for routine illnesses. Visit with a doctor from the comfort of your home using video chat. Doctors are available 24/7, and the copay is just $10. Learn more about Virtual Visits.

5. Keep up with preventive care.

LCRA’s prescription drug plan categorizes drugs into three pricing tiers, with additional tiers for specialty drugs. UHC provides a prescription drug list that shows the pricing tiers for the most commonly prescribed medications. Consider bringing the list with you to the doctor’s office so you can have a more informed discussion about a medication and possible alternatives before leaving with the prescription. You can also look up the medication within the Health4Me app so you know exactly what you will pay before you arrive at the pharmacy.

6. Get a second opinion.

If you participate in LCRA’s group medical plan, you have access to 2nd.MD, a new LCRA benefit that provides a free second medical opinion.

7. Ramp up wellness.

Start some healthy habits, or add some new ones to the mix. LCRA wants to help you feel great. Check out the Rally online wellness program for daily encouragement and incentives. UHC’s Real Appeal weight management benefit is free for participants and offers comprehensive support for weight loss that includes coaching, exercise and nutrition.

Resources
Health4Me app

Just Plain Clear Glossary – look up medical and insurance jargon

Real Appeal – weight loss management program from UHC

Virtual Visits – meet with a doctor through video chat

Rally wellness – daily encouragement and incentives

2nd.MD – get a free second medical opinion

Questions? Need assistance?

UnitedHealthcare (LCRA group plan)
844-637-7503

MetLife (Dental)
800-942-0854

EyeMed (Vision)
866-804-0982

ARAG (Legal)
800-247-4184

UHC Medicare pre-enrollment questions (65+)
877-791-9964

UHC RRA questions (65+)
877-298-2305

LCRA Human Resources
512-578-4004, option 3
lcra.benefits@lcra.org