UnitedHealth Group Supports People Affected by Recent Shootings at Umpqua Community College

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  • Optum Help Line available at 866-342-6892 around the clock to help
    people manage stress and anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies
of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking immediate action to
support people affected by the recent shootings at Umpqua Community
College in Roseburg, Ore. The company is opening Optum’s Help Line,
providing affected residents access to specially trained mental health
specialists.

“Unexpected violence of this nature can lead to feelings of
shock, grief, fear or anger,” said William C. Bonfield M.D., M.P.H.,
chief medical officer, OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions. “It can be
helpful for people to talk through these reactions with caring
professionals.”

Optum’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free
of charge and open to anyone. The help line offers specially trained
Optum mental health specialists to help people manage their stress and
anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs.

Along with the toll-free help line, emotional-support resources and
information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.

“We are greatly saddened by this thoughtless tragedy, and our sympathies
and condolences go out to the victim’s families,” said Tandy
Kooch-Cleaver, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Oregon. “We will continue to
monitor this situation and work with local officials to support the
community’s needs.”

About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth 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. 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
Lauren Mihajlov, 612-382-1973
lauren.mihajlov@optum.com