Implementing flexible tools, expert support and integrated solutions for an improved experience

Below is a reminder and update for UHC’s Vital Medication Program coming for new and renewing fully insured and UHC Level Funded (including All Savers) groups in 2023. Groups need to have their policy effective date of 2023 for this benefit to be included. This great member benefit increases access and affordability, we are eliminating out of pocket costs for the drugs in the program.

UnitedHealthcare is introducing and improving programs that help make it quicker, easier and less expensive for members to get the prescription medications they need — by offering the right drug, at the right price, in the right setting and with the right support.

Right drug
UnitedHealthcare is introducing more supplies and medications into auto-decisioning prior authorization (PA) programs to combat requirements that can slow access to prescribed medications.

Right price
The Vital Medication Program* offers the preferred drugs listed below at no out-of-pocket cost to members:

  •  insulin – Rapid, short and long-acting
  • epinephrine – Allergic reactions
  • glucagon – Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • naloxone – Opioid overuse
  • albuterol – Asthma

This will become a standard offering available to UnitedHealthcare fully insured clients with Optum Rx (carve-in) new business plans and for existing plans upon renewal date, as early as Jan. 1, 2023, subject to any required regulatory approval. Self-funded clients can opt-in to this program by reaching out to their UnitedHealthcare representative.

Learn more about how UnitedHealthcare is implementing flexible tools, expert support and integrated solutions for an improved experience.