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UnitedHealthcare Shapes the Future of Workplace Wellness Programs

June is National Employee Wellbeing Month – an opportunity for companies in Texas to implement, evaluate and refine their employee wellness programs. An estimated 70 percent of employers already offer wellness programs, and 8 percent more plan to do so during the next year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. Employers are investing […]

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Happy Mother’s Day from UnitedHealthcare of Texas

In May we thank mothers for their love and celebrate their selflessness.   UnitedHealthcare recognizes mothers’ hard work and sacrifices and provides new and expectant moms tools to help ensure their child’s healthy birth and early life. One such program is UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas’ Baby Blocks, a free online program that rewards mothers […]

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UHC’s Salil Deshpande, M.D., appointed to Statewide Health Coordinating Council

This week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Dr. Salil Deshpande, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC). Dr. Deshpande and the other council members are responsible for ensuring health care services and facilities are available to all Texans. The SHCC provides overall guidance in the development of […]

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UnitedHealthcare Named Happiest Company in America

When thinking of “happy” companies, you might first identify tech darlings like Google, Facebook or Apple. But UnitedHealthcare is thrilled to say that we’re tops. CareerBliss recently released its 6th annual rankings of the “50 Happiest Companies in America,” on which UnitedHealthcare owns the No. 1 spot. CareerBliss analyzed hundreds of companies and thousands of […]

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Tips To Travel Safely This Holiday Season

By Dr. Harvey Balthaser, M.D., Market Medical Director, Central and South Texas According to AAA, nearly 99 million Americans will travel this holiday season. And they’ll be heading to spots such as Orlando, Los Angeles and Cancun, according to’s 2015 holiday survey. However, about 20 percent of people suffer some type of illness or […]

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