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2021 Value-Added Benefits for UnitedHealthcare Members

Dec 28, 2020

KanCare is the Medicaid program administered by the State of Kansas and delivers whole-person, integrated care to more than 415,000 Kansans. KanCare health plans are required to coordinate all of the different types of care a consumer receives with the goal to improve overall health outcomes while slowing the rate of cost growth over time. The State of Kansas has contracted with three health plans, or managed care organizations (MCOs), to coordinate health care for all people enrolled in Medicaid. One of these three MCOs is UnitedHealthcare.

What is UnitedHealthcare?

UnitedHealthcare is a Kansas Medicaid MCO dedicated to connecting Kansans to better health by offering quality health benefits designed for affordability. The goals of the KanCare program are to improve overall health outcomes while slowing the rate of cost growth over time. Sometimes pregnant women, children, older people and people with a disability also qualify for this type of health plan.

Through partnerships with health organizations like HealthCore Clinic, UnitedHealthcare is committed to finding solutions to the complex challenges within the health care system by expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

This plan offers a range of benefits along with extras
that other KanCare plans don’t offer. UnitedHealthcare
also offers extra support and care to adults and children
who need help with daily activities who qualify based on income and health needs.

UnitedHealthcare Value-Added Benefits 2021

UnitedHealthcare offers coverage that seeks to work with your lifestyle, help you get the best care possible, and fit with your financial picture. Here are some of the benefits of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan that are unique to 2021:

Benefits for All Members

Benefits for Pregnant Moms

Benefits for Kids

Benefits for those on a Home and Community Based Waiver

Behavioral Health Benefits

What If I’m Not A Member?

These benefits are for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. If you do not currently have coverage for KanCare and are interested in this plan, you can apply online today.

Are There Other MCOs?

Yes, the State of Kansas has selected three health plans, or managed care
organizations (MCOs), to provide services to Medicaid consumers in the KanCare program. They are Aetna, Sunflower Health Plan, and UnitedHealthcare.


Q: When can I get Medicaid benefits”
A: You can apply for Medicaid any time of year — Medicaid and CHIP do not have Open Enrollment Periods.

Q: Who can receive Medicaid benefits?
A: Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that, together with the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), provides health coverage to over 72.5 million Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

Q: Where to apply for Medicaid benefits?
A: If you do not currently have coverage for KanCare, you can apply online at or visit the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan KanCare website at

Q: Are Medicaid benefits the same in all states?
A: Each state operates its own Medicaid program within federal guidelines. Because the federal guidelines are broad, states have a great deal of flexibility in designing and administering their programs. As a result, Medicaid eligibility and benefits can and often do vary widely from state to state.

Q: Are Medicaid benefits transferable from state to state?
A: Medicaid coverage and benefits cannot be simply switched from one state to another. While Medicaid is often thought of as a federal program, each state is given the flexibility to set their own eligibility requirements.

*DISCLAIMERS: The debit cards offered by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan KanCare can be used at specific retailers for CMS approved health-related items. The information in this post is based on January, 2021 information — benefits are subject to change at a future date. This is a paid advertisement: HealthCore Clinic has been provided financial compensation to provide the content of this post on behalf of UnitedHealthcare of Kansas.