In an effort to better serve the seniors in America,
UnitedHealth Group Inc.
) has extended its relationship with the American Association of
Retired Persons (AARP).
The agreement will run through 2020. With this agreement,
UnitedHealth intends to serve the 37 million members of AARP
through its UnitedHealth Care as well as Optum units.
As a part of the agreement, UnitedHealthcare will
continue to offer a diversified portfolio of AARP-branded
products such as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and
Medicare supplement and indemnity insurance products to Americans
aged 50 and above. Optum will continue to provide ancillary
health care and decision support services.
The agreement will also lead to AARP becoming the Founding
Consumer Advocate Organization of Optum Labs.
UnitedHealth had been associated with AARP for the past 15
years. Along with AARP UnitedHealth has targeted to provide
superior service to its Medicare beneficiaries.
Through research with AARP, UnitedHealth is continuously
striving to find new ways like comprehensive case management
programs, decision support and emergency room diversion programs,
and web-based tools to better serve the patient
The AARP Medicare Supplement Plans offer retirees freedom and
flexibility, such as choice of any doctor or specialist that
accepts Medicare patients; predictable out-of-pocket costs;
guaranteed renewable coverage, coverage that travels nationwide;
and value added services.
This extension of agreement with AARP by UnitedHealth reflects
its efforts to make the Medicare product more attractive to the
aged population. UnitedHealth is targeting the huge ageing
population of America.
UnitedHealth retains a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other players
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) all with Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) are worth considering.
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