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Does United Health Benefits make direct payments to pharmacies and doctors?

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United Health Benefits does not make payments directly to pharmacies or doctors. It is a referral service and does not take the place of an insurance company, according to its official website.

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Based on the needs of an individual or family, United Health Benefits makes recommendations of providers. It is strictly a referral service and is not affiliated with the providers it recommends; it does not function as an insurance company or policy. Any payments must come directly from the individual and are sent to the requesting provider or pharmacy. United Health Benefits does not make any payments on behalf of the individual, but if a pharmacy is contracted with United Health Benefits, the individual receives his prescriptions at a discounted rate, explains its official website.

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