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5-Year-Old Boise Girl Named “Pro Cyclist for the Day” by UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team during Twilight Criterium in Boise

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UnitedHealthcare pro cycling team member Adrian Hegyvary waits with UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grant recipient and “Pro Cyclist for the Day” Claire Jensen, 5, at the start of the Twilight Criterium in downtown Boise Saturday, July 14. As “Pro Cyclist for the Day,” Claire participated in the pre-race athlete call-ups and rode in the official pace car at the beginning of the race (Photo: Otto Kitsinger). She, her parents and siblings, are all active cyclists and participated in the Downtown Boise Criterium. The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

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Friday, July 13


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Will Higher Revenues Aid UnitedHealth's (UNH) Q2 Earnings?

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Revenue growth at both UnitedHealthcare and Optum segments is expected to aid the company’s second-quarter earnings results, offset by increased expenses due to additional investments and operating costs. Factors to Affect Q2 Results. For the company’s UnitedHealthcare segment, we expect revenue growth from its Medicare and Retirement sub-segments from higher individual product sales and employer-sponsored group retiree plans. Optum’s sub-segment Optum Health’s earnings are anticipated to be driven by growth in care delivery, and behavioral, digital consumer engagement and health financial services; while its sub-segment OptumInsight’s revenues are expected to be driven by an expansion in payer technology and services, and care provider advisory services. In the commercial group market we expect membership gains in services to small groups, which should drive membership in risk-based benefit plans. However, UnitedHealth is expected to incur additional investment and operating costs in order to accelerate existing initiatives along with artificial intelligence, data analytics, individual health record custodianship, digital health, net promoter score improvements and health-related initiatives in local communities.

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Tuesday, July 10


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UnitedHealthcare Awards $1.95 Million in Grants to Wisconsin Community Organizations to Address Social Determinants of Health

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DentaMed, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin and VisionQuest 20/20 to work with school districts to offer dental screenings, dental-restorative procedures and vision screenings on-site or through new mobile clinics. Issues such as food insecurity, a lack of access to basic preventive health screenings, social isolation, financial instability and homelessness all play a role in health and wellness. “For many people, it’s not just genetic code that plays a role in their health status; it’s a full range of social factors,” said Ellen Sexton, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin. In addition to UnitedHealthcare’s support in Wisconsin and related efforts in Arizona, Texas, Missouri and Louisiana, the company has launched community initiatives and participated in numerous public-private partnerships nationwide to address social determinants of health. Since 2011, UnitedHealthcare has invested more than $350 million to help finance and build 54 affordable-housing communities in Wisconsin and 13 other states, creating more than 2,700 new homes for individuals and families.

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UnitedHealth's Unit to Provide Better Care in North Carolina

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UnitedHealth's Unit to Provide Better Care in North Carolina. UnitedHealth Group Inc.‘s UNH subsidiary UnitedHealthcare has collaborated with Community Care Physician Network LLC (“CCPN”) for creating a new Advanced Care Medical Home and care management network relationship. With this agreement, North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries get the right to access CCPN’s 2,200 independent primary care providers in counties across the state under the new managed care system, that will be launched in 2019.Both the involved companies have the plans to work closely for coming up with innovative approaches to enhance patient care as well as reduce health care costs.UnitedHealthcare expects to offer improvised patient experience and health outcomes along with optimum physician satisfaction with this tie-up.Currently, CCPN clinicians cater to 700,000 North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries, with more than 40% of patients enrolled in Medicaid that is the primary care management program. This shows that the company is focused on its Medicaid Business, which remains attractive and most sough-after because states are increasingly outsourcing the plan to private insurers for its effective cost management.Shares of this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company have rallied 36.4% in the past year, outperforming its industry’s growth of 32%.

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First-Year Results from Medtronic and UnitedHealthcare Value-Based Relationship Demonstrate Cost-Savings and Reduced Hospital Admissions

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Results from an analysis of over 6,000 members with diabetes on Medtronic MiniMed(TM) 630G and previous generation insulin pumps demonstrated 27 percent fewer preventable hospital admissions compared to plan participants who are on multiple daily injections of insulin (MDI). "These positive results provide further evidence of the benefits of both automated insulin delivery and of value-based healthcare models" said Hooman Hakami, executive vice president and president of the Diabetes Group at Medtronic. "Through this unique partnership, Medtronic and UnitedHealthcare have demonstrated a commitment by both organizations to prioritize innovation that improves health outcomes and lowers healthcare costs. "These results show that patients with diabetes can benefit from using insulin pumps and comprehensive support services, thereby increasing the quality of the care they receive and reducing hospital admissions as well as costs," said Peter Pronovost, M.D., chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare.

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Monday, July 09


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American Renal Associates and UnitedHealthcare Reach Settlement

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American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (ARA) and UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company (UNH) today announced that they have executed a binding Settlement Term Sheet (the “Agreement”) and will be negotiating terms of a definitive settlement by August 1, 2018. The network agreement will include UnitedHealthcare’s health benefit products across the commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care markets, and will allow chronically-ill end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients to better coordinate their access to care with ARA’s clinics and ARA-affiliated nephrologist partners who are part of the UnitedHealthcare network. In a joint statement, the companies said, “We are pleased to have reached a resolution on this matter and we look forward to building a more cooperative relationship that enables us to collaborate on high quality care for dialysis patients.”. The Agreement also releases all claims arising from actions brought in Florida or Massachusetts that were asserted against ARA or against the nephrologists or other healthcare providers who have entered into joint venture arrangements or medical directorships with ARA without any admission of liability or wrongdoing.

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Community Care Physician Network, UnitedHealthcare to Serve Medicaid Beneficiaries Together in North Carolina

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Community Care Physician Network LLC (CCPN) and UnitedHealthcare have established a new Advanced Care Medical Home and care management network relationship, giving North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries access to CCPN’s 2,200 independent primary care providers in counties across the state under the new managed care system that will launch in 2019. As a sign of the value they see in the relationship, UnitedHealthcare and CCPN will work closely together on innovative approaches to enhancing patient care and reducing health care costs. “Our clinicians in counties across the state are ready to work hand-in-hand with UnitedHealthcare to enhance quality, patient experience, health outcomes and physician satisfaction.”. About CCPNCCPN is a physician-led, clinically-integrated network that provides practices with an aligned network focused on delivering high-quality, effective primary care and an infrastructure to deliver and coordinate patient care across conditions, providers, settings and time. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

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Friday, July 06


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UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People Affected by Wildfires in Colorado

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Help Finding a Network Care Provider, Early Refills: Plan participants who need help finding a care provider in the UnitedHealthcare network or obtaining early prescription refills can call customer care at the number located on the back of their medical ID cards. For plan participants who may have misplaced their medical ID cards,call 866-633-2446, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (in the local time zone), Monday through Friday. People enrolled in Medicaid, employer-sponsored and individual health plans (except Medicare) who have a smartphone can download the free Health4Me app, which provides instant access to their ID card, network care providers, their personal health benefits and more. Specially trained Optum mental health specialists help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. About UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Thursday, June 28


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UnitedHealthcare to Offer More Health Insurance Choices for Minnesotans

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UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (UNH) company, will begin offering new employer-sponsored health insurance options in Minnesota beginning late 2018, and intends to expand its Medicare Advantage health insurance plan options Jan. 1, 2019, pending regulatory approvals. “UnitedHealthcare is privileged to serve people all over the world, but Minnesota is our home, and we look forward to offering the right products and top service to our neighbors,” said Philip Kaufman, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Minnesota. To support its new offerings in Minnesota, UnitedHealthcare has established relationships with the area’s leading physicians and hospitals to build a value-based, high-performing network of care providers to serve people enrolled in its health plans. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

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Lyfebulb and UnitedHealth Group Announce 11 Finalists for Their 2018 Innovation Challenge for Patient Entrepreneurs

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MINNETONKA, Minn. and NEW YORK, June 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lyfebulb LLC and UnitedHealth Group (UNH) have selected 11 Patient Entrepreneur finalists who will compete in the “Empowering Patients: An Innovation Challenge” to earn the Lyfebulb and UnitedHealth Group Innovation Award. After a thorough screening and review of the dozens of applications submitted, Lyfebulb and UnitedHealth Group are pleased to announce the final contenders: Steve Axelrod of G-Tech Medical; Daniel Bernstein of metaMe Health; Cindy Frei of Caleb’s Cooking Company; Phyllis “PJ” Johnson of eFundYourHealth.com; Vik Kashyap of Toi Labs; Jon Margalit of Complete Start; Kishore Pardasani of Buddha Technologies (OstoBuddy); Marc Ramer of Regentys; Scott Sundvor of Nima Labs; Brett Tripp of Tripp Design; and Daniel Weinstein of Oshi Health. The Innovation Challenge was announced April 23 and was open to established companies of all sizes whose founders have been affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), whether as a patient or through a loved one, and who have created a product or service to address an issue encountered by IBD patients. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) covers a group of disorders in which the intestines become inflamed, probably as a result of an immune reaction of the body against its own intestinal tissue.

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