The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago The University of Chicago Health Plan

The University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP) offers comprehensive health care to the faculty and employees of the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Hospitals and their families.

The UCHP is a self-insured employee benefit plan designed around all covered treatment being provided by University of Chicago Medicine facilities including the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC), UCHP PCPs and UCHP Specialists. Each member chooses a Primary Care Physician (PCP) from the UCHP PCP network and all patient care is coordinated and managed through this physician in conjunction with the Utilization Management Professionals at Aetna, on behalf of UCHP. If deemed necessary for optimal patient care, referrals to specialists will be arranged by the UCHP Primary Care Physician.

The UCHP does not provide coverage for out-of-area or out-of-network (non-University of Chicago Medicine facilities and other non-UCHP providers) expenses except under life threatening or severe emergency conditions. If you or your dependent(s) will be out of the Chicagoland area for any significant period of time, UCHP may not provide the best health insurance coverage and you should consider one of the other benefit options.