MINNEAPOLIS, April 29 UnitedHealthcare, aUnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is launching Catalyst Choice, a fullyinsured, innovative and superior alternative to catastrophic health plans forsmall and medium-sized businesses in Kentucky.
Catalyst Choice enables employers with up to 250 employees to offer moreaffordable health care coverage for their employees and the opportunity foremployees to customize their benefits based on their specific individualhealth care needs and budgets.
For example, employers and employees share health care premiums; theemployer pays for catastrophic (i.e., major health events) coverage whileemployees have the choice to purchase additional benefits such as enhancedpharmaceutical coverage, in-network routine and emergency care benefits,outpatient services, a lower catastrophic deductible and more. Benefits suchas dental and vision coverage are available as well.
In addition, health plan participants have access to www.myuhc.com, anonline portal that offers a host of health care information and programs,including Personal Health Records that enable customers to become moreinformed health care consumers.
"UnitedHealthcare's Catalyst Choice offers a superior alternative totraditional catastrophic, or limited benefit, plans," said Dan Krajnovich, CEOof UnitedHealthcare of Kentucky. "By combining low-cost employer-subsidizedcatastrophic coverage with first-dollar voluntary consumer options, we believeCatalyst Choice will enable more businesses in Kentucky to offer employeehealth benefit coverage and more employees the flexibility to tailor theirbenefits based on their own health care needs and budgets."
UnitedHealthcare (www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum ofconsumer-oriented health benefit plans and services. The company organizesaccess to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of more than 25million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 560,000physicians and care professionals and 4,800 hospitals nationwide to offer thembroad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one ofthe businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50health and well-being company.