The following commercial health plans are offered in South Carolina. Click the "+" sign to view more information on each.
The All Savers Alternate Funding Plans are self-funded health plans that can help employees pay everyday health care expenses before they meet their deductible. Employers can also purchase UnitedHealthcare dental and vision plans and fully insured group life insurance.
- A health savings account (HSA) may be available to pay for qualifying medical expenses, including the annual deductible.
- The UnitedHealthcare Motion™ program provides a financial reward (in the form of a reimbursement for out-of pocket medical expenses or an HSA deposit) for meeting daily activity goals. The UnitedHealthcare Motion program is not available in all states.
Members with All Savers Plans have access to the UnitedHealthcare Choice, UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus and UnitedHealthcare Core networks with the exception of Mayo Clinic facilities.
All Savers Insurance Company (ASIC) is a UnitedHealthcare company.
Tools & Resources
To check member eligibility and claims status for a patient enrolled in an All Savers Plan, go to myAllSaversProvider.com.
The Heritage and UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley family of health plans allow members to go to any network provider. The member will pay two different copayment amounts based on the services received.
- One copayment is used for a visit to a primary care physician (family practice, internal medicine, or pediatric physician).
- A higher copayment is used for a visit to a specialist.
There is out-of-network coverage for emergency services only.
The UnitedHealthcare Choice and Choice Plus health plans allow members to choose a physician or specialist from the UnitedHealthcare Choice networks but do not need a referral to receive benefits.
- UnitedHealthcare Choice members must receive care from network care providers for benefits to be covered. There is out-of-network coverage for emergency services only.
- UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus members are covered at a lower benefit level for services provided by out-of-network care providers.
Preventive care, including immunizations and preventive exams and health screenings, is covered at 100 percent in our UnitedHealthcare Choice and UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus networks.
UnitedHealthcare Choice Advanced health plans allow members to choose a physician or specialist in the UnitedHealthcare Choice networks and do not need a primary care physician or referral to receive benefits. There is out-of-network coverage for emergency services only.
- UnitedHealthcare Choice Advanced members must receive care from network care providers for benefits to be covered. Members are encouraged to choose lower cost, freestanding network health care facilities rather than hospitals for radiology services and outpatient surgery.
- UnitedHealthcare Choice Advanced Plus members are encouraged to seek care from the network care providers but don’t need a referral to receive benefits; members are covered for out-of-network care provider visits at a lower benefit level.
UnitedHealthcare Choice Advanced members have lower copays and/or greater coinsurance when they use UnitedHealth Premium® Tier 1 2-star care providers.
UnitedHealthcare Choice Advanced and UnitedHealthcare Choice Advanced Plus build on Choice and Choice Plus plans with additional features for both members and employers.
UnitedHealthcare Core health plans allow members to choose a network physician or specialist without a referral (open access). The UnitedHealthcare Core network is narrowed in some states.
- UnitedHealthcare Core Essential members must receive care from network providers for benefits to be covered.
- UnitedHealthcare Core plans cover out-of-network providers at a lower benefit level.
An array of health and wellness resources are available to members including the Online Health Assessment, Personal Health Record and Online Health Coaching modules.
Tools & Resources
UnitedHealthcare EDGE health plans allow members to choose a network physician or specialist but don’t need a referral (open-access).
Some UnitedHealthcare EDGE plans provide access to network and non-network care providers so members can seek care from any care provider they choose, but at a lower co-insurance/deductible level for network care providers.
By seeking care from Tier 1 care providers, members can maximize their in-network benefits based on UnitedHealthcare’s evaluation.
UnitedHealthcare EDGE plans provide medication benefit coverage through a four-tier pharmacy plan. UnitedHealthcare EDGE plans include health and wellness programs, services and discounts from UnitedHealth Wellness®.
The UnitedHealthcare Navigate health plans encourage members to use their primary care provider (PCP) to coordinate care across a wide spectrum of health services and enter electronic referrals to network specialists. The UnitedHealthcare Navigate network is narrowed in some states.
- UnitedHealthcare Navigate members must receive a referral from their PCP to see a network specialist for benefits to be covered. There is out-of-network coverage for emergency services only.
- UnitedHealthcare Navigate Balanced® members must receive a referral from their PCP to see a network specialist for benefits to be covered. Lower network coverage applies when there is no referral. There is out-of-network coverage for emergency services only.
- UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus® members must receive a referral from their PCP to see a network specialist for benefits to be covered. Lower network coverage applies when there is no referral. Navigate Plus also provides out of network coverage.
Changes to PCP selection are permitted once per month. Changes submitted on or before the 31st of the month will be effective on the first day of the following month.
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UnitedHealthcare Options PPO health plans allow members to choose a network physician or specialist without a referral (open-access).
- It is the member's responsibility to obtain prior approvals for both network and non-network services. No referral is required to see a specialist.
- If a non-network physician is chosen, out-of-pocket member costs will be higher and it is the member’s responsibility to obtain approvals and submit claims.
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO offers two levels of coverage: a higher level of benefits for in-network services, and a lower level of benefits for non-network services, with somewhat higher deductibles and coinsurance.