Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

A managed health care system designed to give you access to quality, cost-effective service while optimizing utilization and cost of service. With an HMO, such as the case of our CU Health Plan Exclusive, you must choose a primary care provider from a network of physicians, facilities and other providers affiliated to CU. Your primary care provider will manage and coordinate any care of most specialists you may need by providing you with a referral within the network.