About Supplier Registration
At UnitedHealth Group, we recognize the following minority/women and veteran business
classifications as described by the NMSDC, WBENC and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
UnitedHealth Group subscribes to the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) definition of
a minority-owned business. Per the NMSDC, a minority-owned business is a company that is at least 51
percent owned, managed and controlled by one or more minority persons. For purposes of this definition, a
minority person is a black American, Hispanic-American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American or Asian-
Indian American. The term “Hispanic-American” includes U.S. citizens whose origin is from any Latin American
country in South America, Central America or the Caribbean. The term “Native American” includes American
Indians, American Eskimos, American Aleuts, and Native Hawaiians. The term “Asian-Pacific American”
includes U.S. citizens whose origins are from Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Guam,
the U.S. trust territories of the Pacific, Northern Marianas, Laos, Cambodia, and Taiwan. The term "Asian-
Indian American” includes U.S. citizens whose origins are in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
UnitedHealth Group subscribes to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) definition of
a women-owned business. Per the WBENC, a women-owned business is an independent business concern
that is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or legal resident
aliens; and whose management and daily operations is controlled by one or more of the women owners.
Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise/Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Enterprise (VET/SDV)
A for-profit enterprise presently located in the United States or its trust territories, and at least 51% owned by
an individual(s) who has performed active service in one of the U.S. armed services and was honorably
discharged. The term "service-disabled" means that such disability was incurred or aggravated in the line of
duty in the active military, naval or air service. The individual(s) must be involved in the day-to-day
management of the business.
Registering as a Diverse Supplier
To be considered for upcoming projects, suppliers with products and services potentially suitable for UnitedHealth Group should complete a supplier profile. This information will be distributed electronically to UnitedHealth Group sourcing managers for further review. Suppliers with products and services of interest to our sourcing managers will be considered to participate in UnitedHealth Group’s request for proposal process (RFP).
If you are a certified diverse business and would like to register with UnitedHealth Group, please complete a supplier profile. If you have already registered with UnitedHealth Group, you may also update your profile here.