Stories

  • Story
    UnitedHealth Group Extends Community Meals Program for Minnesotans in Need
    UnitedHealth Group has renewed its commitment to provide free and healthy meals to families throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul areas of Minnesota as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis.
    July 08, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Collaborates in Public-Private Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Research and Offer New Scientific Insights
    UnitedHealth Group is participating in the COVID-19 Diagnostics Evidence Accelerator — a new public-private partnership that leverages real-world data to enhance COVID-19 response efforts through faster, high-quality, modern scientific research.
    June 22, 2020 | 1 min Read
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    A Closer Look at Freedom Day
    On Friday, June 19, UnitedHealth Group honors Juneteenth — the United States holiday also known as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day” that recognizes a pivotal moment in the emancipation of slaves in Texas.
    June 19, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    United Health Foundation Expands Tribal Scholars Program With Grant to American Indian College Fund
    The United Health Foundation has donated $430,000 to the American Indian College Fund’s United Health Foundation Tribal Scholars Program, creating 13 scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Natives studying in the health and dental fields.
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    United Health Foundation Supports COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Arizona
    The United Health Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) to address food insecurity across Arizona.
    June 11, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Named One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States
    For the ninth consecutive year, Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has included UnitedHealth Group on The Civic 50 as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the country for its civic engagement in 2019.
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    New England Journal of Medicine Editors Praise Results of UnitedHealth Group COVID-19 Study
    New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editors discussed the recent UnitedHealth Group study of self-administered COVID-19 testing – and they were optimistic that the results of the study would transform testing for the coronavirus.
    June 05, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month
    Throughout June, UnitedHealth Group and its UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses are celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) pride.
    June 05, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    Delivering Another $100 Million in Affordable Housing
    UnitedHealth Group recently announced an additional $100 million investment in affordable housing — which brings the company’s total contribution to $500 million.
    June 04, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group and Penn Medicine Form Partnership to Accelerate Health Care Innovation
    UnitedHealth Group Research and Development and the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Medicine have partnered to codesign meaningful, end-to-end solutions for the health care system.
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    UnitedHealth Group Announces Support for Minneapolis-St. Paul in Response to George Floyd Tragedy and Civil Unrest
    Following the tragic death of George Floyd, UnitedHealth Group on Monday announced a commitment to support Mr. Floyd’s family, help Minneapolis-St. Paul businesses restore operations, and fund efforts to advance equality and inclusivity in the Twin Cities community.
    June 01, 2020 | 1 min Read
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    United Health Foundation Commits $2.5 Million to Children’s Wisconsin
    Funds will support establishment of a behavioral health response team for children in crisis.
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    COVID-19 Study Paves the Way for an Innovative Virtual Clinical Trial
    A UnitedHealth Group and Yale School of Medicine COVID-19 study clears the way for clinical trials that could help improve care and treatment for a vulnerable population.
    May 19, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group and Microsoft Collaborate to Launch ProtectWell™ Protocol & App
    UnitedHealth Group and Microsoft have teamed to launch the ProtectWell™ protocol and app to support return-to-workplace planning and COVID-19 symptom screening.
    May 15, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    United Health Foundation Supports Pennsylvania’s Frontline Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19
    The United Health Foundation donated $750,000 to provide personal protective equipment and support for frontline health care workers fighting COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
    May 13, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    Committed to Supporting and Protecting Frontline Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis
    The United Health Foundation has provided $5 million to the CDC Foundation, Direct Relief and the American Nurses Foundation to support the nation’s health care workforce during the COVID-19 crisis.
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    UnitedHealth Group to Provide Over $1.5 Billion in Assistance and Premium Support to Customers
    UnitedHealth Group will provide more than $1.5 billion in initial assistance, including customer premium credits
    May 07, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Celebrates Nurses Week
    UnitedHealth Group and its UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses are celebrating Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12.
    May 06, 2020 | 1 Min Video
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    United Health Foundation Supports Expanded COVID-19 Testing and Behavioral Health Care
    The United Health Foundation is donating $1 million to support two organizations fighting COVID-19 and serving impacted communities.
    April 28, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Works to Deploy Innovative Emergency Ventilator Alternative Devices
    UnitedHealth Group, Boston Scientific, Medtronic and the University of Minnesota have collaborated to deploy 3,000 newly invented and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-authorized “light” ventilators to address the limited stock of critical breathing support equipment in response to COVID-19.
    April 23, 2020 | 4 min Read
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    United Health Foundation and AARP Foundation Launch $5 Million Partnership to Support Seniors During the COVID-19 Crisis
    The United Health Foundation and AARP Foundation have launched a $5 million partnership to address social isolation and food insecurity among seniors nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    April 22, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Donates $5 Million to Support a Federal Program Developing Treatments for COVID-19
    UnitedHealth Group is donating $5 million to support a federally sponsored program seeking to accelerate and expand the availability of investigational convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients nationwide.
    April 21, 2020 | 3 Min Video
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    United Health Foundation Launches Partnerships to Support Frontline Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis
    The United Health Foundation has committed a total of $5 million to the CDC Foundation, Direct Relief and the American Nurses Foundation to support the nation’s health care workforce during the COVID-19 crisis.
    April 17, 2020 | 4 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group COVID-19 Response
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) is profoundly impacting the health of people around the world, as well as our global economies.
    April 15, 2020
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    UnitedHealth Group Expands Effort to Supply Meals for People in Need
    UnitedHealth Group last week expanded its program to provide food for thousands of families in need to six locations nationwide as part of its response to COVID-19.
    April 13, 2020 | 1 min Read
  • Story
    Why Are More Americans Choosing Medicare Advantage?
    Medicare Advantage offers benefits beyond Medicare Fee-For-Service, such as vision, hearing and dental care, gym memberships, and care coordination programs.
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    United Health Foundation Launches Partnerships to Support Communities Hard Hit by the COVID-19 Pandemic
    The United Health Foundation has provided nearly $6 million to support 10 partnerships in communities hard hit by COVID-19.
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    UnitedHealth Group Commits Additional $10 Million to Support COVID-19 Response in Countries Where UnitedHealthcare and Optum Operate
    UnitedHealth Group pledged $10 million to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities outside of the United States where its UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses operate.
    April 07, 2020 | 1 min Read
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    United Health Foundation Pledges $5 Million to Support Americans Experiencing Homelessness and Food Insecurity Exacerbated by COVID-19
    The United Health Foundation has pledged $5 million to provide urgent support for people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    April 03, 2020 | 4 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Leads Effort to Supply Meals for People in Need
    UnitedHealth Group this week began using its Optum kitchen in Eden Prairie, Minn. to provide food for thousands of Twin Cities-area families in need as part of its response to COVID-19. The company is funding the eight-week, $1 million effort, in partnership with Compass Group, UnitedHealth Group's employee food service vendor, and Second Harvest Heartland, a leading hunger-relief organization.
    April 01, 2020 | 2 Min Video
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    UnitedHealth Group Commits Initial $50 Million Investment to Fight COVID-19, Support Affected Communities
    In response to the unprecedented, rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health emergency, UnitedHealth Group is committing an initial $50 million investment to fight the pandemic and help support those disproportionately affected by the outbreak, including health care workers, hard-hit states, seniors and people experiencing food insecurity or homelessness.
    March 26, 2020 | 1 min Read
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    PreCheck MyScript: Helping to Make the Health Care Experience Simpler and More Affordable
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    Helping to Build and Shape the Future Health Workforce
    Through partnerships, grants and scholarships, UnitedHealth Group is working to help build a health workforce that reflects our society and increases the number of primary care providers equipped to deliver personalized care.
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    UnitedHealth Group celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day
    March 05, 2020
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    Optum and OptumLabs Contribute to Major New Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Study
    A major study of opioid use disorder treatment co-authored by Optum and OptumLabs researchers found that using buprenorphine or methadone medication is the most effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), but few patients have access to such medications.
    February 17, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Wins LGBTQ Workplace Award
    UnitedHealth Group has earned a perfect 100% rating for the second year in a row as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
    February 04, 2020 | 1 min Read
  • Press Release
    New Research Finds Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage Spend Less than Those in Medicare Fee-for-Service
    Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans typically spend nearly 40 percent less than beneficiaries in Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) programs, according to new research released today by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH)
    January 21, 2020
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    New Research Finds Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage Spend Less than Those in Medicare Fee-for-Service
    Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage spend nearly 40 percent less than Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries, according to UnitedHealth Group research.
    January 21, 2020 | 1 min Read
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    Health Insurance Tax repealed by Congress
  • Report
    America’s Health Rankings Reveals Progress and Ongoing Challenges
    Today, the United Health Foundation released the 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report – the 30th edition of the report.