November 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM CT

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
UnitedHealth Group is collaborating with Janssen to identify people to participate1 in a clinical research trial to test an investigational COVID-19 vaccine. For information about the study, visit ENSEMBLE study. Information about selection criteria can also be found at

1 This is an independent study and volunteer opportunity. Membership in a UnitedHealthcare benefit plan is not required for participation. If your patients have questions about their benefits, ask them to sign in to their health plan account.

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Last update: November 25, 2020, 2:30 p.m. CDT

During the COVID-19 national public health emergency, we’re working to provide resources and streamline processes so that you can focus on delivering care. This site outlines updates specific to COVID-19 as well as information on any changes to our standard business protocols. For easy access, here are the most frequently requested topics: 

Telehealth Services

Updated 10/7/2020 – 6:55 p.m. CDT

Expanded policies around telehealth services make it easier for patients to connect with their health care provider.

Testing, Treatment, Vaccines, Coding & Reimbursement

Updated 11/25/2020 – 2:30 p.m. CDT

Information to help you with billing for COVID-19 services and to understand reimbursement levels.

Prior Authorization & Ongoing Patient Care

Updated 9/30/2020 – 9:00 p.m. CDT

Updates to UnitedHealthcare policies and processes that will help reduce administrative burdens and help patients access care.

Credentialing & Contracting

Updated 10/26/2020 – 8:00 a.m CDT

Interim processes will help care providers go through the credentialing and contracting process quickly.

Practice Administration

Updated 9/16/2020 – 3:00 p.m. CDT

Administrative updates related to the COVID-19 national public health emergency and information on self-service tools.

Member Coverage

We’re expanding access to care, support and resources to help our members navigate through this unprecedented time. 


The benefits and processes described on this website apply pursuant to federal requirements and UnitedHealthcare national policy during the national public health emergency period. Additional benefits or limitations may apply in some states and under some plans during this time.

We will adjudicate benefits in accordance with the member’s health plan.

Medicaid Providers: UnitedHealthcare will reimburse out-of-network providers for COVID-19 testing-related visits and COVID-19 related treatment or services according to the rates outlined in the Medicaid Fee Schedule.


Care providers can connect to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for health professionals, as well as travel advisories from the U.S. State Department. We’ll continue to add more resources when available.

We’re listening.

We’re committed to keeping you up to date on COVID-19 – we’re monitoring your inquiries and working hard to answer your questions. Let us know how we’re doing.

We’ll be making daily updates to this site. Be sure to check back often for the latest information.