FORTUNE Survey Rates UnitedHealth Group "World's Most Admired Company" in Insurance and Managed Care for 2014

February 27, 2014
  • Fourth straight year as No. 1 among industry peers
  • Fifth consecutive year as No. 1 in health care innovation
  • Ranks No. 1 in each of the nine key attribute categories

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) was the top ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector for FORTUNE's 2014 "World's Most Admired Companies"  list, featured in the magazine's March issue. 

This is the fourth consecutive year UnitedHealth Group has been honored as No. 1 overall in its sector.  The company ranked No. 1 in each of the nine key attribute categories – innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.  For the fifth consecutive year, the company was rated No.1 in innovation. 

Stephen J. Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group president and CEO, said: "The people of UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and Optum are committed to consistently providing high-quality health care, building trusting relationships with the people and customers we are privileged to serve, while helping to improve and innovate within health care as a system."

To learn more about UnitedHealth Group's innovations, visit  To see how the company is using information to make health care simpler and more responsive, visit

Since 1997, FORTUNE has collaborated with The Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, to identify, select and rank the World's Most Admired Companies based on the business practices, innovative spirit and social responsibility that make companies that are chosen for the list both highly regarded and successful.  FORTUNE's "Most Admired Companies" list is considered a definitive "report card" on corporate reputations.  For more information on how the rankings are determined, view the full methodology on Hay Group's website.

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 85 million people worldwide. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at

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