United Healthcare (UHC) is the exclusive third-party administrator of medical plan benefits for Saint Louis University employees.
Vitality Wellness Plan - Saint Louis University is partnering with The Vitality Group to offer its medical plan participants the opportunity to preserve or improve their health by evaluating their lifestyle choices. This program offers many incentives such as improved health/wellness, rewards and a reduction in your medical premium! Find out more at the Vitality Wellness Plan link
Participation in a United Healthcare benefit will reduce your taxable income. Since this is a pre-tax benefit, your income is reduced by the above medical premiums prior to social security (FICA), Federal, State, and City taxes being assessed.
|PAYROLL DEDUCTION CATEGORIES|
|Employee||no benefit for dependents|
|Employee + spouse||includes the employee and legal spouse|
|Employee + child(ren)||includes the employee and eligible dependent child(ren)|
|Family||includes the employee, spouse and eligible dependent child(ren)|
Contact UHC: Phone 866-633-2474 or website at https://www.myuhc.com. (You will need to register on the website using your member ID or Social Security Number to create a log-in.)
As you know, the Saint Louis University employee medical plan is a three tier network. The first in-network tier is for services received by SLUCare physicians, the second in-network tier is for services received by UnitedHealthcare (UHC) contracted physicians, hospitals and ancillary services, and the third tier is for services received at non-UHC contracted physicians, hospitals and ancillary services and therefore out-of-network.
To further clarify, tier 1 is for services received from SLUCare physicians only. Because Saint Louis University Hospital is not owned by the University, but rather Tenet HealthSystems, the tier 1 level of benefits do not apply to hospital services received at Saint Louis University Hospital. As a result, physician care received by a SLUCare physician is the only benefit available under the tier 1 level of benefits. Hospital services received at Saint Louis University Hospital will be processed under tier 2, as a UnitedHealthcare contracted hospital.
UHC In-Network Providers - Visit the United HealthCare website at www.myuhc.com to complete a UHC Nation-wide Network Physician search. You will find a "Find a Physician or Facility" link under "Links and Tools" in the upper right-hand column. On page one, Select a Search Type, choose the radio button next to "Search for a Physician" and press continue. On the second page, under Section 2, Select a Plan, use the drop-down box to choose "United Healthcare Choice Plus." Then, continue your search choice by location or name. Choose UHC Choice Plus under Product Selection.
SLUCare Physicians can be found by visiting their website at www.slu.edu/slucare.xml.
SLU Medical Home - The Benefit Office partners with the SLUCare Department of Family and Community Medicine for a new wellness program exclusive for our employees and their dependents called SLU Medical Home. The program is ideal for those who recognize the value of protecting their health and welcome the support of the health professionals best equipped to help. It is an excellent option for those who don't have a primary care physician, want to change doctors, or have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension or weight problems. Contact SLU Medical Home for more information:
* Phone: 314-977-3500
* e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* SLU Medical Home
SSM Pediatricians - Saint Louis University has partnered with the SSM Physician Network in order to provide employees and their families with additional choices in pediatric health care providers. Find an SSM Pediatrician.
Under the UHC plans, LabCorp is the lab of choice for UHC members. To get the best benefit from the plans, members may utilize a LabCorp facility or any in-network hospital lab facility to have blood work drawn.
The Live and Work Well link at www.liveandworkwell.com is available for searching for UHC mental health or substance abuse providers.
Spouse Coverage: Please provide two of the three following documents:
If you have any questions regarding your health insurance benefits, please contact the benefits office at email@example.com or 314-977-2360.