FORTUNE 2019 Survey Ranks UnitedHealth Group "World's Most Admired Company" in Insurance and Managed Care

January 22, 2019
  • Ninth straight year as No. 1 in sector

  • Ranked No. 1 in innovation for tenth consecutive year

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) was the top-ranking company in the Healthcare: Insurance and Managed Care sector for FORTUNE’s 2019 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, featured in the magazine’s February issue, and included among the Top Fifty Most Admired Companies overall.

UnitedHealth Group has been honored as No. 1 overall in its sector for nine consecutive years. The company ranked No. 1 in all nine key attributes of reputation – 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. The company was rated No. 1 in innovation for the tenth consecutive year.

David S. Wichmann, UnitedHealth Group CEO, said: “The 300,000 people who make up this enterprise remain determined to achieve our mission – to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. They focus every day on delivering higher-quality health care to more people more affordably – one person at a time. We measure our performance in pursuit of this mission first and foremost by the impact we have on society – the way in which we deliver better outcomes and greater value for people and a better health care experience for them and their care providers. I am honored to be their colleague.”

Since 1997, FORTUNE has identified, selected and ranked 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 here.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care 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.