Stories

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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
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    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
    December 19, 2019
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    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.
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    United Health Foundation Announces Grant to Help Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services in Rural Colorado
    The United Health Foundation will make a three-year, $1.5 million grant to the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence (the Center) to address the shortage of mental health providers in rural Colorado communities.
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    UnitedHealth Group Program Helps Service Members Transition to a Civilian Career
    In the next several years, more than 1 million U.S. military service members will transition to the civilian workforce.
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    United Health Foundation Partners with HOPE Family Health to Fund Rural Pharmacy Services Program in Tennessee
    The United Health Foundation awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to help HOPE Family Health build a clinical pharmacy program in Middle Tennessee. The partnership is expected to improve outcomes by making it easier for patients to manage their medications and adhere to their prescription drug regimens.
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    United Health Foundation Awards Grant to Morehouse School of Medicine
    The United Health Foundation announced a three-year partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine to research ways to improve access to digital tools for underserved and rural communities across Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.
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    OptumIQ Survey on Artificial Intelligence Reveals Confidence and Growth Opportunities
    More than half of health care executives surveyed by OptumIQ say they expect artificial intelligence will create more work opportunities and 87% say hiring candidates with experience using AI technology is a priority for their organization.
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    Behind the Data: Flu Vaccination Rates for Women Rose, According to America’s Health Rankings
    Nearly 1.3 million more women ages 18-44 received the flu vaccine since 2016, an increase of 5%, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report.
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    The Burden of Surprise Billing
    Surprise medical billing is one of the most pressing health care affordability concerns faced by American patients and families today. Surprise bills are unanticipated charges billed directly to patients when they were unknowingly provided care from an out-of-network (OON) provider.
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    Harvard Study Finds Value-Based Care Has a Third Critical Dimension
    Value-based care is a proven strategy for improving quality of care at lower cost – and is an approach UnitedHealth Group has supported for years. Now, two Harvard researchers have identified a third dimension to achieving value-based care – what they call “infrastructure support.”
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    Why Cultural Competence is Key to Better Meeting Patients’ Needs
    Cultural competence is “foundational” to health care and “a bedrock for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population of patients,” Hewett Chiu, an executive director of a public mental health integration program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, writes in a recent Health Affairs blog post.
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    High-Value Physicians Could Save Over $286 Billion in Medicare Costs
    Health care spending in the United States is expected to nearly double between 2017 and 2027, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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    Medicare Advantage — Helping Achieve the Triple Aim
    A great way to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and provide a better experience for seniors is through the successful public-private partnership of Medicare Advantage.
    September 19, 2019