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Old 01-26-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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My company is looking at switching from Blue Cross to United Healthcare. I have never heard of them before so I wonder how other's experiences have been with them.

Any opinions either way out there?
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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My husband and i have United Health Care. No problems whatsoever.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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I have United H.C. through my employer. Totally fine, no problems at all.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I think they are fine from the employee standpoint - but as a former health plan administrator, I found dealing with them a complete nightmare!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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we switched this year to UHC from BCBSNC because Wake Med North didn't accept BCBSNC -- not the emergency docs anyhow. Just be sure to check carefully with your docs and specialists and other providers before having services performed and you should be fine!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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I've never had any problems with UHC. Like any other major insurer, your happiness will depend a lot on what kind of plan you have. Through my company, we have 2 options with UHC. I chose the more expensive plan with lower deductibles, better coverage, etc. and have been VERY happy. Some of my co-workers have the cheaper plan and aren't as thrilled. They feel like they're getting nickeled and dimed to death. But I haven't heard anyone complain about bad service from UHC.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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We have had United Healthcare for years. Have not had any problems with them. I like that you don't need a referral to see a specialist as long as they are in the network. And most doctors seem to be in the network.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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We've had UHC for about 5 years and have no problems with them. Everything has been surprisingly easy. They were great when I had my children.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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We have UHC and I have found them to be worse than the BCBS ins. I have had in the past. We pay a lot of money for a plan that required $60 copays for docs and for prescriptions, and we have had a really hard time getting a lot of meds covered--they simply refuse to cover a number of them and don't even accept appeals. I have just found dealing with them to be a huge hassle.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I had United Health Care 1-2 years ago and liked it. No problems. Also, you may get a nice surprise switching from BCBS, (Had it on two different occasions) which I find the Worst plan out there, for me so far! Good advice to check before you need services to see what's covered, or get preapproved.
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