As we reported in March, UniCare has changed its name to Wellpoint. The change will take effect on July 1, 2024. In June, all UniCare enrollees will receive new insurance cards with the Wellpoint name and logo.

We must reemphasize that the name change is nothing more than a name change, designed to reflect the mission of the company: Wellness.

Wellpoint has operated the GIC’s most popular Medicare plan since acquiring John Hancock in 1997. Coincidentally, immediately following the acquisition the plan was renamed “Wellpoint” before changing the name to UniCare in the early 2000s.

Members currently enrolled in a UniCare plan do not need to take any action – unless you choose to switch plans. Your medical providers will also be notified of the name change prior to July 1. Plan design and benefits will remain unchanged.

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