Our employee social responsibility program, giving!, enlists the passions and expertise of our people worldwide, encouraging them to address issues they care deeply about and support organizations, locally, nationally or internationally. The contributions our people make of their time, talent and money to charitable causes and organizations of their choice are supported year round. UnitedHealth Group magnifies their contributions through a 1:1 match for employee donations to most nonprofits; and, after tracking 30 hours of volunteer time, a $500 grant automatically goes to the nonprofits of the employee's choice.
Our employees around the world are encouraged to engage in volunteer and charitable giving activities that directly impact their local communities, like feeding the hungry, helping parents and children and connecting individuals to care. Here are a few examples that highlight how our employees are helping build healthier communities:
When teachers at St. Alberts High School in Hyderabad, India, discovered that chronic absenteeism among their young students was primarily due to health issues, one of the administrators — a former UnitedHealth Group employee — suggested that the current employees living and working in the city might be willing to help with eye exams for the children. Employees responded quickly and generously, enlisting their partners at Smile on Wheels and Help-Age India. At events organized and staffed by employee volunteers, schoolchildren received general medical, eye and dental exams. Hundreds of people received medical check-ups with physicians offering prescriptions and encouraging ongoing care.