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Introducing an exclusive benefit for ERS UnitedHealthcare® Group Retiree members
Enter your name and member ID to see if you’re eligible to participate in this special offer.
UnitedHealthcare has partnered with CareLinx to provide you with this exclusive non-medical, in-home care benefit. CareLinx is a nationwide community of over 400,000 pre-screened professional caregivers you can trust. Your caregiver can help provide you with in-home assistance like medication reminders, making meals, light housekeeping, and even transportation around your community.
You’ll receive 8 hours per month of in-home care at no additional cost.
Connect with high-quality caregivers to find the custom match for your needs.
All professional caregivers are screened and have background checks.
Caregivers can assist you with transportation, companionship, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and more!
Stay in the loop with notes and updates on daily activities and check-ins.
We make scheduling, time tracking, and care coordination seamless.
Try our 24/7 Concierge Help Line or contact a Care Advisor for answers to your questions.
CareLinx is an online platform that helps connect families with professional, non-medical caregivers in their area. CareLinx provides “technology with a human touch” -- families can access an online portal to view caregivers, message with them, hire them, and create individualized tasks for them to assist in the home. If a member does not feel comfortable using technology, CareLinx provides a dedicated toll-free number to be connected with a CareLinx Care Advisor who can assist by phone.
Caregivers can assist with a range of activities of daily living and non-medical support -- mobility, bathing, grooming, exercise, transportation, meal preparation, companionship, and more. Caregivers can also provide limited assistance with members’ medications by providing reminders and/or taking the member to pick up medications. However, caregivers are not authorized to administer or dispense medication.
Members can enroll via www.carelinx.com/ers-ma or call CareLinx at 1-800-337-3996.
Members are eligible for 8 hours of care per month at no cost (for a total of 96 hours of care per year). There is a two-hour minimum for shifts. Families can utilize the 8 hours by splitting them up into smaller increments or could schedule a once-a-month 8-hour long shift. Shifts are not to exceed 8 hours long.
January 1st, 2021
Yes, CareLinx Care Advisors will be available starting in December 2020 to answer questions and provide additional information to members prior to the program launching.
Members will have access to a dedicated CareLinx Care Advisor who can assist throughout the entire matching process in cases where a member wants additional support. Care Advisors are available to answer any CareLinx-related questions. Care Advisors will be the member’s point of contact moving forward for all things CareLinx and support families by helping to address any care need changes or future questions.
CareLinx caregivers come from a wide range of professionals including retired RNs. Some caregivers will have a CNA or HHA, but it is not required to be a caregiver. CareLinx does extensive background screening and offers continuing education for its caregivers to ensure the best quality of care. Our Care Advisors will work with members to match them with a caregiver who has the experience that meets their individual needs.
When a member calls CareLinx and identifies there is a need, the caregiver placement process will take no more than 5 days to respond and have someone out to the member’s home depending on when the member prefers care to start.
A dedicated CareLinx Care Advisor will assist with scheduling all caregiver interviews unless the member expresses he/she would like to coordinate alone. Some members may choose not to interview and, rather, have a caregiver matched with them on their behalf. The Care Advisor will also coordinate this process should the member choose so.
Yes, CareLinx can directly accommodate any Spanish-speaking clients currently. Care Advisors also have access to a translation service via phone with representatives who can translate for most languages.
Monday - Friday, 8AM to 9PM CST
Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 6PM CST