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UnitedHealthcare of Texas and United Health Foundation Philanthropic Partners Help Rebuild Houston

On Nov. 14, UnitedHealthcare of Texas employee volunteers helped rebuild Hope Farms, an urban farm in Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. UHC was joined by volunteers from United Health Foundation grant recipients the University of Houston, Houston Food Bank, Recipe for Success and Give an Hour to plant citrus trees and build storm-resilient planters. During a short […]

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UnitedHealth Group Awarded Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles for Seventh Consecutive Year

The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has recognized UnitedHealth Group with the 2017 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award for the seventh consecutive year. UnitedHealth Group is only one of 16 companies to receive the top-tier Platinum Award, which recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to improving their employee’s physical as well as emotional […]

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How to Make Halloween Healthier for You and Your Children

Halloween can be scary. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins abound, but the most frightening part of Halloween might be how many calories our children bring home in their trick-or-treat bags. The candy in an average trick-or-treat bag can contain as much as 7,000 calories, according to Dr. Donna Arnett at the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s school of […]

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Prepare for Open Enrollment and Save on Health Care Costs

Texans covered by employer-sponsored health insurance plans and Medicare will soon select or switch their health benefits for 2018 during open enrollment periods. Consider the following tips as your open enrollment approaches: 1. Know your open enrollment dates Open enrollment isn’t the same day or at the same time for everyone: For the more than […]

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UnitedHealthcare Study: More Americans are Turning to Technology First to Evaluate and Access Health Care

More Americans are turning to technology to evaluate health conditions and access medical care, while others are still struggling with understanding basic health insurance terms, according to a new UnitedHealthcare study. These are some of the findings from the second annual UnitedHealthcare Consumer Sentiment Survey, which examines more than 1,000 Americans’ attitudes and opinions about […]

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Dr. John Krouse, dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine and vice president for health affairs (left), poses with Dave Milich, UnitedHealthcare of Texas CEO, during an event on Sept. 28 celebrating the UTRGV School of Medicine and United Health Foundation partnership. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

UnitedHealth Group Celebrates UTRGV Mobile Medical Clinic Achievements

On Sept. 28, UnitedHealth Group (UHG) joined the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) – a United Health Foundation grant partner – in Edinburgh, Texas, for a dedication ceremony of its mobile medical clinic. “Unimóvil” was made possible through a three-year, $2.88 million United Health Foundation grant in 2014. Through its recent integration […]

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UnitedHealthcare Study Finds Americans Who Volunteer Feel Healthier and Happier

A new study by UnitedHealthcare and VolunteerMatch found employee volunteerism positively affects the health and well-being of the people who participate, and strengthens their connections to their employers. The 2017 Doing Good is Good for You Study reveals 75 percent of U.S. adults feel physically healthier by volunteering. The mental and emotional benefits of volunteering […]

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UnitedHealthcare Partners with Warby Parker, Allowing Millions to Purchase Designer Eyewear for Little or No Cost in 2018

People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual vision plans can access Warby Parker’s designer prescription eyewear at affordable prices, online or at any of the more than 50 stores nationwide, beginning in 2018. This marks the first time Warby Parker is accepting vision insurance, and will enable millions of people to purchase prescription eyewear for […]

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Improve Your Vision at Work

With growing evidence of a link between eye health and overall health, and to an array of chronic medical conditions, voluntary vision benefits are valuable to both employers and employees. Here are some ways to help improve vision at the workplace, encourage enhanced employee health and more effectively manage health care costs: Stop the Strain: […]

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