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Surest: This plan covers services from almost any doctor or hospital with a discount when using a provider from the PPO network. The out of pocket expenses are higher when using a provider not in UnitedHealthcare’s PPO network. Referrals are not usually required to see specialty physicians. 

2024 Rates - Salary below $41,000

Bi-Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
Single  $24.48  $48.56
Employee + spouse  $53.48  $106.96
Employee + child(ren)  $40.28  $80.56
Family  $66.61  $133.22

2024 Rates - Salary $41,000 and above

Bi-Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
Single  $33.38  $66.76
Employee + spouse  $73.54  $147.08
Employee + child(ren)  $55.39  $110.78
Family  $91.60  $183.20

For a directory of providers near you visit: 

Click on “find a network”, “Medical Directory” “Employer and Individual plans” and then choose the Choice Plus network.

UnitedHealthcare has the largest proprietary provider network with over 1.2 million providers, over 5,400 hospitals, and 2,300 convenient care clinics. 

The Surest plan provides a great benefit for USI employees and family members that elect the plan, see the Summary Plan (coming soon) for more details. 

Members can login at 

Prescription coverage for this plan is through CVS Caremark and Prescription information will not be included on your Surest Health Insurance ID. Members will get a card directly from CVS Caremark.  

Register online at 

Contact by phone at 844-259-1254

Once you are enrolled you will receive an ID Card from Surest and CVS within 10-14 business days. If you need a card sooner you can register for the Surest Account and see your card there. 

Create your Surest account at 

Then click "New Member?"

Create your CVS account at 

Then click "Register"

On this plan you can enroll in Medicare Part A, but decline Medicare Part B. 

This plan is considered a credible plan by Medicare, so when you or your dependent are eligible for Medicare part B, you can decline the coverage and then when your coverage with the University or any credible plan ends a Special enrollment period will open to enroll in Medicare Part B.

You will need a form from the plan sponsor, for example if you are on this plan and retire are 66, USI will complete the form for you.   

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