Disability inclusion across our enterprise 

At UnitedHealth Group, disability inclusion is central to who we are as a company, as we continuously strive to improve health care accessibility, foster an inclusive culture for all types of disabilities and offer sustainable careers at all levels.

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We're building a diverse workforce

As part of our ongoing efforts toward building a sustainable and inclusive work environment, our operations team in Hyderabad onboarded a group of team members with hearing and speech impairments. Here is what they have to share about their experience.

Team Optum partners with Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF)

At Optum, we believe the extraordinary happens at the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a part of our ongoing efforts towards disability inclusion, we partnered with Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF) to support the cause at Vedanta Delhi Half-Marathon, where 50 Optum employees allied with 50 persons with disabilities to complete the 4.5 km run.

This initiative enabled us to spread awareness, break misconceptions, and provide visibility for people with special needs. 

The rewarding nature of accessible work: Mohith’s journey

Mohith, another team member working in accessibility, finds his job rewarding because he has the opportunity to spread awareness on this topic daily. "Optum has policies and support systems to encourage and support employees with disabilities to perform to their fullest," Mohith shares. Indeed, it’s through such shared perspectives and roles that UnitedHealth Group continues to innovate and adapt, ensuring that all employees have the opportunities and resources they need to excel.

UnitedHealth Group awarded for disability inclusion

The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) recognized UnitedHealth Group as one of the best workplaces for disability inclusion in 2022 and it’s our third year in a row. 

Our company aims to lead disability inclusion practices such as:

  • Leadership engagement and inclusive culture.
  • Enterprise-wide accessibility.
  • Employment and hiring practices.
  • Community engagement and support services.
  • Supplier diversity.