UnitedHealthcare Extends Commitment to Helping Floridians Live Healthier Lives with Completion of Preferred Care Partners, Medica HealthCare Purchases

Underscoring the company’s ongoing commitment to helping Floridians of

all ages live healthier, fuller lives, UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth

Group (NYSE:UNH) company, has completed its planned purchase of

Preferred Care Partners (Preferred Care) and Medica HealthCare Plans

(Medica), senior-focused health plans with operations primarily in South

and Central Florida.

Preferred Care Partners and Medica add strong local focus to

UnitedHealthcare’s national health care expertise and resources, further

demonstrating UnitedHealthcare’s dedication to serving health care

consumers across Florida.

“Preferred Care and Medica have long provided access to quality,

affordable health care for older Floridians,” said Tom Paul, CEO of

UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. “We look forward to working with

Preferred Care and Medica leaders and employees, with their

longstanding service, roots and relationships in local communities, to

bring additional health innovations that increase access and value to

the communities we collectively serve in Florida.”

Preferred Care, based in Miami, serves more than 50,000 Medicare

Advantage members in South Florida, Central Florida and the Tampa area.

In 2011, Preferred Care began serving Medicaid beneficiaries through its

CareFlorida plan, which has 5,000 members. As part of the transaction,

UnitedHealthcare acquired Preferred Care’s six medical centers in

Miami-Dade County.

Medica, based in Coral Gables, serves more than 35,000 Medicare

beneficiaries, 7,000 Medicaid beneficiaries – as well as roughly 1,000

individual and 800 small group commercial members – in Miami-Dade and

Broward counties. As part of the transaction, UnitedHealthcare acquired

Medica’s two medical centers, located in Miami-Dade County.

The senior and Medicaid products offered by Preferred Care and Medica

join a robust UnitedHealthcare portfolio in Florida, which includes

employer-sponsored health plans, individual plans, Medicare Advantage

plans, Medicare Supplement plans, Part D prescription drug plans,

Medicaid managed care plans, chronic disease management and care

coordination programs.

UnitedHealth Group employs more than 5,000 Floridians and has invested

significant resources in communities throughout the state.

UnitedHealthcare supports Step Up For Students, a nonprofit that

administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for low-income students.

United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative promotes future

professional involvement in the health industry among students from

multicultural backgrounds.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare

is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by

simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and

wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care

providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit

programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid

beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians

and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare

serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and

well-being company.

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