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October 29, 2020

UnitedHealth Medicare Advantage Enrollees Receiving Flu Kits

UnitedHealth is sending  at-risk Medicare Advantage beneficiaries flu kits as concerns grow about the “twindemic” of COVID-19 and flu season.  Subscribers were able to request the flu kits beginning in September, and 120,000 beneficiaries have requested the kits.  The kits contain Tamiflu, a thermometer, and a COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test.  Beneficiaries requesting the kit were required to confirm that they would not use the Tamiflu or take the PCR test until they were directed to by a physician during a telemedicine appointment.  Over five million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans offered by UnitedHealth.