Teachers' health care coverage

UnitedHealthcare offers health care plans and resources to K–12 teachers, employees and their families.

Working with UnitedHealthcare helps school districts across the nation:

  • Reduce health care costs
  • Safeguard public resources
  • Educate teachers and staff to make informed health care decisions and lead healthier, more productive lives

Who is eligible for K–12 health coverage?

K–12 employees who work at least 30 hours per week, as well their spouses and children, can get health benefits. Part-time employees (working less than 30 hours per week) can get coverage, depending on guidelines set forth by their school district or union.

K–12 employees include:

  • Administrators
  • Bus drivers
  • Custodians
  • Food service employees
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Teachers

Health care designed for teachers

Plan administrators can work with UnitedHealthcare to choose a plan for teachers and staff. Combining school districts’ knowledge of what is important to their teachers with UnitedHealthcare’s experience helps to make informed decisions and create tailored plans. Drawing on years of experience and thousands of employees served, experts use historical trends to guide health care plans.

Teachers’ health benefits

UnitedHealthcare works with school district administrators to create programs designed to improve teachers’ health and wellness. Plan administrators can browse plan details to build a benefits package that best suits their teachers and eligible school district employees.

View the plans below for an overview of the coverage to expect from UnitedHealthcare for medical, dental and specialty plans.

Medical plans

Dental Plans

Browse a full suite of dental plan options, each with different levels of choice.

Specialty benefits

Find plans to enhance employees' benefits package.

Wellness benefits for teachers

UnitedHealthcare’s health coverage plans provide access to resources aimed at helping employees stay healthier and get the most from their health plan. Wellness resources address illnesses and special health care needs to help maintain or improve the well-being of employees and their families.

Providing health coverage to retired teachers

UnitedHealthcare offers a range of Medicare plan options for retired teachers and school district employees ages 65 and older. Similar to the K–12 employee plans, employers can design a program that best suits their retirees. The plans listed below offer more information about retiree health benefits.