UnitedHealthcare International Launches Strategic Alliance to Offer Insurance in the Middle East

March 14, 2012

UnitedHealthcare International, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is offering international insurance coverage to employers with employees in the Middle East through a new strategic alliance with Dubai-based Al Sagr National Insurance Co.

This new alliance will provide local insurance coverage and services for UnitedHealthcare’s Global Solutions members in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Lebanon, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Kuwait.

Global Solutions is UnitedHealthcare’s global expatriate health insurance program for employers of all sizes with employees based internationally. UnitedHealth Group serves 75 million people worldwide through its family of US and international health and well-being businesses.

“UnitedHealthcare International is committed to addressing the challenges faced by our clients across the globe, by making seamless access to high quality health care easier,” said Simon Stevens, President, Global Health, at UnitedHealth Group.

“In the Middle East we are helping people to live healthier lives by working to prevent diabetes, modernize hospitals, and provide primary and emergency care. Providing comprehensive global health coverage for expatriates and employers is an important next step.”

This new initiative builds on UnitedHealthcare’s international capabilities (see www.unitedhealthgroup.com/global ) and leverages UnitedHealthcare’s global network of health care providers, and expertise with health information, technology and care management, so as to improve care quality and health outcomes.

UnitedHealth Group’s Work in the Middle East

UnitedHealth Group is a market leader in supporting employers with international workforces, offering a range of integrated health benefits and services to meet the growing global needs of employers, governments and individuals. UnitedHealthcare International’s other services in the region include primary and emergency care and international assistance support to global employers with operations in the Middle East and internationally. UnitedHealth Group also operates a joint venture with Abu Dhabi-based Lifeline Hospital Group that provides technology-enabled health services to the region’s hospitals. UnitedHealth Group has been working to develop new care models to combat the epidemic of type 2 diabetes across the region. [see: http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/news.aspx?id=5d1e14b1-f442-498d-aab7-5035037f0c46 ]

About Al Sagr National Insurance Co.
Founded in 1979, Al Sagr National Insurance Co. provides health insurance coverage for people across the Middle East. Al Sagr is one of the leading insurance companies in the region and adopts a progressive approach to health insurance with a history of success spanning three decades. Visit www.alsagrins.ae for more information.

About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide. Visit www.unitedhealthgroup.com for more information.


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Press Release (Arabic): 

Global Solutions Al Sagr, Press Release in Arabic

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