Take the back pain assessment and Estimate your health care costs

Back Pain Assessment

Sore back? An aching back can affect your effectiveness at work and in your daily life. When you experience back pain, it’s hard to focus or even sleep. What should you do? To help you better understand back pain, we invite you to take an educational online assessment. When you answer a few quick questions, you’ll receive informational tips that may help you relieve back pain and prevent it in the future. This assessment is voluntary and your results are not tracked or shared with anyone. Remember, you should always discuss any symptoms with your doctor.


Where are you getting answers to your health care questions?

At UnitedHealthcare, we’re changing the way you look at health care – for the better – with myHealthcare Cost Estimator (myHCE). This online tool provides more validated data than any other estimator of its kind and is available at no additional cost to you. The information is personalized to calculate estimated out-of-pocket expenses based on ERS’ medical plan and your current benefit status.  It is fully integrated with UnitedHealthcare’s customer service and clinical support providing you with a wide range of resources.  The myHealthcare Cost Estimator provides cost estimates based on actual physician and hospital rates for more than 630 unique services.  Depending on what you’re looking for, you could see a wide range of estimates for the same procedure or treatment.

Know the 4 P’s when shopping for health care.

  • Procedure – Learn more about a procedure and compare treatment options. Know what questions to ask the doctor, what to expect and how to prepare.
  • Provider – Select a quality provider for a procedure. Research available network providers for specific procedures. See the quality and efficiency of these providers based on the UnitedHealth Premium Tier 1 program.
  • Price – Quickly estimate out-of-pocket costs for specific procedures. Compare estimated prices of treatment options. Evaluate opportunities to reduce out-of-pocket costs.
  • Place – Locate providers based on geographic search criteria. Get addresses and directions to selected locations.

80% of tool users told us that myHCE empowers them to take better care of their health.  Start using it now by logging on to or use your smartphone Health4Me app.  The more you use myHealthcare Cost Estimator, the more you’ll see that not all doctors are the same.

Source: UnitedHealthcare

Categories: Benefits, Learning, Wellness

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