Benefit Awareness News | March 2016
Choosing a primary care provider
Whether your plan requires one or not, it’s a good idea to choose a primary care provider (PCP) from your network.
Your PCP is a doctor who coordinates your care and serves as your personal health guide. Your PCP keeps track of your health, can help prevent small problems from becoming bigger and knows when your condition calls for a referral to a specialist.
Everyone covered under your plan can have his or her own PCP — or you can all choose to see the same one.
What if my plan requires a PCP?
With some plans, you need to choose a PCP. If that's the case, it’s important that you tell us which PCP you want to see. If you see a different PCP, even if the PCP is in the network, you could pay more — or your care may not be covered at all. You can select a new PCP at any time.
What to do next
To find or change your network PCP, log in to myuhc.com® — or call the member phone number on your health plan ID card (TTY 711).
If you want to learn more about the network and referrals, watch our series of short videos!