UnitedHealth Group Recognized by The Civic 50 as Nation’s Top Community-Minded Health Care Company for Third Year in a Row

  • Company included in The Civic 50 rankings every year since
    initiative began
  • Ranking recognizes UnitedHealth Group’s commitment to helping
    build healthier communities

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) was recognized today as an industry
leader by The Civic 50, an initiative from Points
of Light
that highlights companies that improve the quality of life
in the communities where they do business.

The company ranked first in the health care industry for the third year
in a row, and has been included in the rankings every year since The
Civic 50 initiative began in 2012.

“This recognition reflects the commitment of our people to serving
others,” said Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group. “They
embrace our mission to help people live healthier lives and bring that
mission to life in communities around the world every day through their
work, their giving and their volunteerism.”

Through community-centered programs and initiatives, UnitedHealth Group
focuses on fostering partnerships that serve people who are most in
need, helping employees give back and providing actionable data to drive
important discussions. Three UnitedHealth Group efforts highlighted this
year include:

  • Supporting Service Members, Veterans and Their Families:
    UnitedHealth Group and United Health Foundation continue to deepen
    community relationships with military service members, the nation’s
    veterans and their families. From partnerships to improve access to
    mental health services to meeting the needs of wounded warriors,
    UnitedHealth Group is committed to serving those who are serving and
    have served. In
    May 2015
    UnitedHealth Group partnered with Fisher
    House Foundation
    to provide a “home away from home” in Camp
    Pendleton, Calif., for people visiting service members who are being
    treated at nearby military hospitals. The house is able to serve more
    than 280 families annually by providing no-cost housing.
  • Empowering Employees to Give Back to Their Communities:
    Through UnitedHealth Group’s giving! program, employees throughout the
    company are encouraged to give back to their communities by donating
    their time and talent to programs and organizations that echo the
    company’s
    mission
    of helping people live healthier lives. United Health
    Foundation also matches employee contributions – dollar for dollar –
    to nearly all nonprofit organizations. In 2015, donations through the
    giving! program ranged from support for leading disease management and
    cure research organizations, to local community health outreach, to
    disaster relief around the world.
  • America’s Health Rankings: America’s
    Health Rankings
    is the longest-running annual assessment of
    America’s health on a state-by-state basis, compiled by United Health
    Foundation and published by UnitedHealth Group. The report’s purpose
    is to stimulate action by individuals, elected officials, health care
    professionals, public health professionals, employers, educators and
    communities to improve the health of the U.S. population. An example
    of helping to inform the public health conversation, America’s
    Health Rankings
    has been used to shape state health priorities and
    lead to important changes for state health systems.

“Since 2012, we have seen a notable shift in the results from the survey
in a direction that speaks to the commitment of American companies to
connect values of community service and civic engagement to the culture
and operating practices of their businesses,” said Jennifer Lawson,
executive director of the Corporate Institute at Points of Light.

The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that
exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities, and was
developed in partnership with a high-profile working group of
researchers and industry thought leaders. As a result of this
collaborative process, the initiative reflects leading insight and
thinking about how corporations can and should connect with communities
in a twenty-first century economy. The findings are determined by an
annual survey and compiled for a report to create a roadmap for
companies seeking to best use their time, talent and resources to
improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a
diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people
live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for
everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and
services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which
provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which
provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more
information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com
or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.

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Contacts

UnitedHealth Group
L.D. Platt, 202-654-8830
LD_Platt@uhg.com