Manage your health care costs

6 tips to help reduce your health care costs

Finding ways to save money — we do it every day. We compare prices on products. We choose stores that offer discounts. Did you know you may be able to save money on your health care costs too? It might be a surprise. But if you have a clear picture of your health plan benefits, you may be able to make choices that help reduce your health care costs. Let’s go over 6 cost-saving tips to help you access quality health care at a cost that may be easier on your wallet.


  1. UnitedHealthcare Internal Claims Analysis, 2016.
  2. Clinical Preventive Services Article |
  3. Source 2018: Average allowed amounts charged by UnitedHealthcare Network Providers and not tied to a specific condition or treatment. Actual payments may vary depending upon benefit coverage. (Estimated $1,900.00 difference between the average emergency room visit and the average urgent care visit.) The information and estimates provided are or general informational and illustrative purposes only and is not intended to be nor should be construed as medical advice or a substitute for your doctor’s care. You should consult with an appropriate health care professional to determine what may be right for you. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.