News Bulletin

UABT Announces Addition of
Blue Shield of California
PPO Network

We are excited to announce that effective January 1, 2012 Blue Shield of California will be designated as our PPO network provider for many of our participants. Please note that this change does not involve all participants, only fully participating groups and participants that are residents of California.

In order to see if your current physician/hospital is in the Blue Shield of California PPO network, please go to and follow the instructions or click on the Blue Shield button on the left.

In December, all members will be receiving a new member ID card with a new ID number. It is important that you continue to use your old card through 12/31/11 and start using your new ID card on 1/1/12.

Please feel free to talk to your UABT Service Rep, employer or UABT Customer Service at (800) 223-4590 if you have any questions.

To view the entire notice in printable format, click here: UABT Blue Shield Notice

The United Agricultural Benefit Trust is the recognized leader in providing health care for agribusiness. We have earned a reputation for successful innovations.

Since the creation of the non-profit United Agricultural Benefit Trust (UABT) health care plan in 1983, approximately 700,000 individuals have received the benefits associated with this association-sponsored plan.

To date, UABT has paid over $380,000,000 in health, dental, vision and life claims to participants.

UABT has saved employers millions of dollars in premium costs since the Trust's inception. These savings, coupled with UABT's emphasis on customer service, the ability to see any doctor, anytime, and quality health care have made this plan the premier medical coverage available in agribusiness today.

The UABT Advantage

  • Nationwide PPO Provider Network
  • Comprehensive Prescription Drug Program
  • Live Customer Service
  • Managed by agribusiness employers, who are also participants
Affordability & Service

  • Healthcare buying "co-op"
  • Bilingual customer service
  • Average claims turn-around of 14 days or less
  • Over 50 plans to fit your needs & budgets
  • National and International healthcare providers