This pandemic has changed the way we work and live. In the face of adversity, our teams continue to rise to the challenge. We responded with agility, innovation, compassion, and a restless determination to serve. We were made for this moment.
You will not be required to take Paid Time Off (PTO) or a leave of absence if you are scheduled to work after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and are subject to a quarantine prescribed by your health care provider. UnitedHealth Group will continue to pay you your standard hourly rate/salary for your regularly scheduled hours during any quarantine period.
We are pleased to offer support if you experience a disruption in your child care services due to COVID-19 community actions. We encourage you to utilize our subsidized back-up child care benefit offering flexible options. You have access to dedicated work-life specialists through the Employee Assistance Program to help you find care.
If you are an employee who serves patients in hospitals or clinics or you directly support members, providers or consumers and experience a disruption in public transportation due to COVID-19, and this mode of transportation is how you typically travel to work, you can submit ride share or taxi expenses for reimbursement each day you are scheduled to work, until public transportation operations resume.
For general COVID-19 health and wellbeing questions we encourage all employees to call Health Care Advisor to speak to a nurse 24/7. You can also access virtual visits at no cost through your UnitedHealth Group medical plan. A COVID-19 symptom checker is also available online.
Your physical, mental and financial health and wellbeing is our top priority. If you’re feeling worried or stressed, or want tips to stay healthy while you’re at home, we have several resources you and your family can tap into, including the Employee Assistance Program, an app called Sanvello to help you manage stress and reduce anxiety, workout videos, and more. View more resources.
If you’re enrolled in a company-sponsored medical plan, COVID-19 testing, related visits and treatment, as well as telehealth services and virtual visits, will now be covered without a deductible, copay or coinsurance. You may also request one early prescription refill. In addition, if you’re considered a “qualified individual,” you have new options for taking distributions from your 401(k) plan as well as new provisions around 401(k) loans, including temporary suspension of loan repayments.
United Health Foundation has committed $1.7 million to improve access to primary care in Florida. A three-year partnership with the Health Care Center for the Homeless will train nurse practitioners to meet growing demand for primary care in underserved communities.
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.