The largest company dedicated to meeting the health and well-being needs of Medicare beneficiaries and the largest retirement community in the country have formed an exclusive relationship designed to create additional health benefit options and facilitate coordinated, comprehensive care at a new patient-centered health system for Medicare consumers.
Under an agreement between UnitedHealthcare and The Villages Health, people who reside at The Villages and other nearby communities and who are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan offered by UnitedHealthcare or its affiliate Preferred Care Partners will have exclusive access to care at a network of primary care clinics in development at The Villages. UnitedHealthcare and Preferred Care will be the only Medicare Advantage plans that will be accepted at The Villages Health clinics.
With the goal of creating a health system with primary care at its core, The Villages Health will provide modern, patient-centric, coordinated care in a convenient neighborhood setting for the older adults who live in The Villages and others who live in surrounding communities. The Villages Health collaboration with UnitedHealthcare is designed to improve the continuity, quality and coordination of primary care for patients.
“Our growing health care system will allow us to offer the kind of quality, patient-centered care that will keep Villagers healthy. When our system is finished, that care will be just a golf-car-ride away for all Villagers,” said Gary Morse, CEO, The Villages. “We have the right partner in UnitedHealthcare to help us as we build this system, and we look forward to creating not just America’s Happiest Hometown but also America’s Healthiest Hometown.”UnitedHealthcare, under a separate agreement with The Villages, intends to expand its portfolio of Medicare plan options and enhance its customer service at UnitedHealthcare MedicareStores throughout The Villages community. The Villages is an active retirement community that redefines retirement living by offering the best in homes, lifestyle and amenities for its residents. It is home to people from all 50 states as well as 14 countries and is the fastest-growing planned community in the United States, spanning three counties in Central Florida and with a population approaching 100,000.