Is GEHA part of UHC?

Asked by: Prof. Tremaine Becker III  |  Last update: February 11, 2022
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Important note: GEHA contracts with three networks nationwide: Aetna Signature Administrators, UnitedHealthcare Options PPO and UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus. If you call your provider to confirm that he or she is in the GEHA network, please have your GEHA ID card handy.

What insurance company is GEHA?

GEHA (Government Employees Health Association) is a self-insured, not-for-profit association providing medical and dental plans to federal employees and retirees and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Is GEHA now Aetna?

Aetna Signature Administrators® and Government Employees Health Association (GEHA) are expanding their relationship. Starting January 1, 2021, GEHA members living in the following states will be able to access the Aetna Signature Administrators PPO program and medical network nationally.

Is GEHA accepted everywhere?

GEHA's network includes more than 2.7 million in-network provider locations that are available to you whether you are at home or away. ... GEHA's network includes over 9,300 hospitals that are available to you whether you are at home or away.

Who can get GEHA insurance?

Exclusively for federal employees

Over 2 million federal employees and retirees, military retirees and their families choose GEHA.

Why should you consider signing up with GEHA?

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Is GEHA only for federal employees?

GEHA exclusively serves federal employees, federal retirees, military retirees and their families. That means our health plans are specially designed for you.

How do I find my GEHA provider?

To find PPO providers, use this site's Provider Search or call GEHA at 800.296. 0776.

Does GEHA pay out of network?

You will pay the most if you use an out-of-network provider, and you might receive a bill from a provider for the difference between the provider's charge and what your plan pays (balance billing).

How is GEHA pronounced?

"GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium." It's pronounced "G.E.H.A.

Is GEHA dental part of Cigna?

GEHA partners with a number of dental networks across the country. If you call your provider to confirm that they are in the GEHA network, please have your GEHA ID card handy. You'll want to ask the provider if they participate in one of the following networks: Connection Dental, CIGNA, Careington or DenteMax.

Is GEHA primary to Medicare?

(Medicare Advantage Plans)

If your Medicare Advantage plan is your primary insurance, GEHA Standard, High or Elevate Plus plan pays secondary.

What do the initials GEHA stand for?

New GEHA Field at Arrowhead signage is up at the Kansas City Chiefs' stadium. ... In March, the Chiefs entered into a naming-rights agreement with Lee's Summit-based Government Employees Health Association (GEHA). That means Arrowhead Stadium's official name is now GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Is UnitedHealthcare select plus a PPO?

The UnitedHealthcare/UMR Select Plus PPO (UHC/UMR) plan allows you to use any provider you want. Doctor/Health Care Providers: You can choose any doctor you want, and you can go to any hospital or pharmacy.

Does Walgreens Take GEHA?

Get your prescriptions filled at more than 70,000 nationwide in-network retail locations. The in-network pharmacies include chains such as CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walmart and Walgreens, as well as independent pharmacies.

Is GEHA part of Benefeds?

This GEHA Connection Dental Federal® plan and all other FEDVIP plans are not a part of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.

Does GEHA pay for crowns?

GEHA offers two 2021 dental plan options — our High Option and Standard Option. Both plans include: Comprehensive dental services, from preventive care to crowns, bridges and dentures. No deductibles and no waiting periods* for most services.

Is Geha a nonprofit?

As a nonprofit association, we at GEHA put our members, and the communities they live in, first. Headquartered in the Kansas City area, our 1,500 employees are proud to invest time, energy and resources to support nonprofit community-based organizations.

Does GEHA have a deductible?

*Under the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), your deductible is $1,500 for Self Only coverage, and $3,000 for Self Plus One or Self and Family coverage. With the exception of preventive care, vision and dental, you must pay the full deductible before GEHA pays for your health care.

Does GEHA cover telemedicine?

All GEHA medical members are eligible for telehealth visits powered by MDLIVE. Activate your MDLIVE account online or by calling 888.912. 1183. Consult with a board-certified doctor by phone, secure video or MDLIVE app — anytime, from anywhere.

What products Services does GEHA provide?

GEHA's HDHP plan provides comprehensive medical and vision coverage, plus dental benefits, combined with funds members can use to pay for future medical expenses.
The Elevate plan non-Postal biweekly premiums are as follows:
  • Elevate Self – $47.32.
  • Elevate Self Plus One – $108.84.
  • Elevate Self & Family – $132.51.

Where do I send my GEHA claim?

Federal regulations require that a claim submitted by a provider must be filed on a CMS-1500 form. If you need to submit a medical claim yourself and you have an itemized bill, please attach and mail to PO Box 21542, Eagan, MN 55121. If you need assistance with completing this form, please contact GEHA at 800.821.

Does GEHA require a referral?

GEHA, like other federal medical plans, requires providers to obtain authorization before some services and procedures are performed. ... For quick reference, see the GEHA member's ID card.

Can I use GEHA overseas?

If you live outside the United States, your GEHA coverage travels with you. For your convenience, providers outside the United States are paid at the GEHA preferred provider rate for medically necessary covered services.

Are UMR and UHC the same?

As a UnitedHealthcare company, UMR has long been a pioneer in revolutionizing self-funding. We focus on delivering customer solutions that meet their goals and strategies. This includes supporting member health and helping to interpret changes in the insurance landscape along the way.

Is UnitedHealthcare a HMO or PPO?

The United Healthcare (UHC) Choice Plus plan is a PPO plan that allows you to see any doctor in their network – including specialists – without a referral. United Healthcare has a national network of providers; however, you may use any licensed provider you choose.