February 16, 2023

Medicare: Member ID card barcodes

As of Jan. 1, 2023, most UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Advantage plan members have received a new member ID card, called the UnitedHealthcare UCardTM

What you need to know

Each UCard has a scannable barcode for members to make in-store purchases using their ancillary benefits. Please note you do not need to scan the barcode to provide medical, dental, prescription, vision or hearing services to members.

UCard has the information you need to verify eligibility as you typically would. UCard does not need to be activated for you to verify eligibility.

Learn more

For a description of the information displayed on the card, see Chapter 2 of the 2023 UnitedHealthcare Administrative Guide.


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