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The pandemic prompted a mad dash to figure out how to deliver health care virtually. As the dust settles, UnitedHealthcare, the country’s largest insurer, is laying the foundation for the future with a health plan built primarily around telemedicine services designed to be more affordable and accessible.

Called NavigateNOW, the new virtual-first plan will offer care for common services without a copay, including both in-person and virtual primary and behavioral health care, virtual urgent care, and most generic medications. UnitedHealthcare said plan premiums will be about 15% cheaper. The new offering, announced Monday, comes as both legacy insurers and startups are beginning to offer new flavors of health plans that combine conventional and digital services to offer a hybrid kind of care.

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