Fortune Survey Rates UnitedHealth Group "World's Most Admired Company" in Insurance and Managed Care for 2016

February 24, 2016
  • Sixth straight year as No. 1 among industry peers

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) was the top ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector for FORTUNE's 2016 "World's Most Admired Companies"  list, featured in the magazine's March issue. 

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

Stephen J. Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group CEO, said: "The credit for this recognition belongs to the more than 200,000 people of UnitedHealth Group, Optum and UnitedHealthcare.  They are dedicated to our values – integrity, compassion, innovation, relationships and performance – and to delivering high-quality health care products and services to the people we are privileged to serve."

To learn more about UnitedHealth Group's innovations, 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 helping make the health system work better for everyone.  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.  For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.