Private Payer: UnitedHealthcare To Serve as Third-Party Administrator for the State's HealthSelect Plan


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Topic Private Payer: UnitedHealthcare To Serve as Third-Party Administrator for the State's HealthSelect Plan
Background Effective Sept. 1, 2012, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will no longer serve as the third-party administrator for HealthSelect of Texas, the state’s health care plan managed by the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will take over as third-party administrator.
Regulating Body UnitedHealthcare
Compliance Date 9/1/2012
Consequences UnitedHealthcare should be contacted if you have questions about ERS enrollees. BCBSTX will not be able to answer questions about benefits starting September 1, 2012.
Next Steps Attend one of the UHC webinars regarding the transition. They are offered noon-1 pm (CST) every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until Aug. 30. Discuss the change with your billing staff and gather updated insurance information from eligible patients.
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