We partner with diverse suppliers to reflect the multicultural markets we serve.
Strengthening the diverse business community contributes to the overall economic growth and expansion of the nation’s most rapidly expanding market segments. That’s why at UnitedHealth Group, we actively seek to partner with diverse suppliers that reflect the multicultural markets we serve.
Our Approach to Identifying Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers
Our sourcing teams actively work to identify opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and other Historically Underutilized Businesses. We also work with state and local government agencies, minority business groups and advocacy organizations to identify sourcing opportunities for diverse suppliers where possible.
Partnerships with Supplier Diversity Advocacy Organizations
We are corporate members of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We also support 24 NMSDC regional affiliate councils throughout the United States and nine states through our affiliations with WBENC.
Supplier Diversity Program Certification
Certification is important for the credibility of our program, as it validates the ownership of our suppliers. To be included in UnitedHealth Group’s Supplier Diversity Program, we require firms to be certified as minority- or women-owned businesses by a third party certification agency.
Examples of third party certification agencies include: The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), or the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. We also recognize certifications from other third party certification organizations.
Learn more about the UnitedHealth Group Supplier Registration program
Please contact us with questions about UnitedHealth Group’s Supplier Diversity program.
Diversity Business Development Program
PO Box 9472
Minneapolis, MN 55440-9472
UnitedHealth Group created the Supplier Diversity Impact Award program in 2014 to recognize key suppliers that provide outstanding services that meet the needs of our business as we work to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone.
UnitedHealth Group recognized the following five diverse suppliers and a UnitedHealthcare team for their efforts in 2017:
SeaChange Print Innovations, a supplier in the print commodity category that provides continuous innovation in their space, including dashboard development, process value stream mapping and efficient workflow improvements across UnitedHealthcare and Optum. SeaChange Print Innovations is a Women’s Business Enterprise and participates in several print and diversity councils. In addition, the supplier has SOC2 and HITRUST CSF security certifications.
Imaging Products Corp (dba Buzz Print), a supplier in the print and delivery commodity category that provides fast turnaround, meeting business objectives and compliance criteria with short lead times. Buzz Print has been a UnitedHealth Group print supplier for 20 years and maintains certification as a Women-Owned Small Business. They are also a HITRUST certified supplier, and are a Historically Underutilized Business supplier in Texas.
PLDG Peggy Lauritsen Design Group, an expanding graphic design business serving UnitedHealth Group for the past 24 years. PLDG has grown with UnitedHealth Group and has expanded its expertise to specialize in the health care field. The firm provides strategy, content and design for print and digital communications for UnitedHealthcare and Optum. PLDG is a certified Women-Owned Small Business.
Fusion Hill, a brand and marketing supplier that provides agency solutions that integrate research, strategy and creative services. Fusion Hill has been a UnitedHealth Group supplier for more than 10 years. They are certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise in northeast Minneapolis.
Rose International, a new player in call center services for a new health plan customer, is recognized for Supplier Excellence for outstanding results. UnitedHealthcare Community & State identified Rose International as a performance leader with the lowest call-back rates across the business. And, they stepped up and provided coverage for business continuity during the 2017 hurricane season. Rose International is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise.
UnitedHealthcare - Payment Integrity and HealthCare Economics Teams, are recognized for developing reports and timely delivery of financial information necessary to include certified diverse health care providers into the Supplier Diversity program. The program began in 2016 and is growing at over 20 percent annually.