UHCIC was licensed as a life and health insurance company to write accident and health insurance. The company provided Medicare Advantage products to approximately 34,500 Medicare recipients as of April 2013. A Florida corporation, UHCIC was licensed in May 2006 and was headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Affiliated companies include Universal Health Care, Inc. (an HMO located in Florida); Universal HMO of Texas, Inc. (an HMO located in Texas); Universal Health Care of Nevada, Inc. (an HMO located in Nevada); and Universal Health Care of Georgia, Inc. (an HMO located in Georgia).
Effective April 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) automatically enrolled beneficiaries of UHCIC enrollees in Original Medicare through which they were able to obtain Medicare (Part A and B) coverage. Those beneficiaries who also had prescription drug coverage through UHCIC were enrolled into a comparable prescription drug plan, either Coventry Health Care, Inc.; Envision Insurance Company; Humana Insurance Company; or United Healthcare. Beneficiaries can learn which Prescription Drug Plan they are enrolled in by contacting 800-MEDICARE (800.633.4227).
Affected beneficiaries have been granted a special election period during which they may make one change in their Medicare health care and prescription drug coverage in order to enroll in another Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan. This election is available until through May 31, 2013. Coverage in the new plan is effective the first of the month following their plan selection.
Contact information includes:
• Consumers with questions regarding coverage issues during the rehabilitation should continue to contact the Universal companies’ consumer assistance representatives at 866.690.4842.
• As of the liquidation date on April 1, 2013, all impacted consumers with questions should contact the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at 800-MEDICARE (800.633.4227) if they have Medicare policies with either of the Universal companies or, if they are Medicaid members of the Universal HMO, should contact the Agency for Healthcare Administration at 1-866-467-4970 if in Broward, Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties.
• Medicaid recipients in all other counties should call 888.367.6554.
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Guaranty association coverage is coordinated on a state-by-state basis, with coverage usually being provided by the association in your state of residence, regardless of where you purchased your policy. Policyholders should contact their state guaranty association with any questions they have about their policies. The drop-down menu below will take you to your state association's Web site, which provides answers to frequently asked questions and contact information.
The liquidator, by court order, becomes the sole owner of the company's assets and administers the estate of the company.
If you are unsure whom to contact with your questions, please e-mail us here, and we will forward your message to the appropriate party.
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NAIC Number: 12577
An NAIC number is a five-digit number assigned to every insurance company by the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners). Because each company has its own unique number, the NAIC number can be used to identify a particular company.
Domiciliary State: Florida
The domiciliary state is the state in which an insurance company is incorporated or organized.
Rehabilitation Date: March 22, 2013
Liquidation Date: April 01, 2013
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Policies of an insolvent company are often transferred to a financially sound insurance company. If policies are not transferred to another company, the policies are continued and claims administered by either the guaranty associations or a third-party administrator (TPA) working on behalf of the associations. Please contact the company/TPA listed below or the guaranty association in your state of residence for more information about your policy.
|Type of Policy||Company||Effective Date|
|A & H||
|February 03, 2014|
|NOTE: Payment of Claims through TPA|
|NOTE: 866.752.8881 toll free|
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