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Global Health

We are developing meaningful solutions to advance health care around the world.

UnitedHealth Group is deploying its core capabilities in clinical care improvement, population health management, health insurance, care delivery and analytics and health technology in a variety of global business settings that fall into two overarching categories:

Support for Employers With International Workforces

UnitedHealth Group provides integrated global health benefits and services to major employers with workforces in more than 125 countries through our UnitedHealthcare Global health benefits and services. In addition, we are providing integrated international medical assistance, safety and on-site clinical support for multinational employers, and we manage cross-border health care costs incurred by many of the leading global insurers with operations in the United States.

Support for Individual Nations’ Health Care Systems

UnitedHealth Group is working with individual nations to strengthen and modernize the health care available to their populations. More than half of global health care spending occurs outside the United States, and many countries are confronting similar challenges to those that UnitedHealth Group businesses help resolve in the United States. These include the rising burden of chronic conditions in aging populations, inappropriate variation in clinical cost and quality, more engaged and empowered consumers and the need to modernize the administrative and technological aspects of health care systems.

Our work includes a variety of business models, leveraging our capabilities within both UnitedHealthcare and Optum, including support for national health systems, private payers, employers and care providers in markets as diverse as India, Portugal and Australia – with an important focus on Brazil, our largest market presence outside the United States, as well as the United Kingdom.