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NBA Players to Fund Health Insurance for Retired Players

Texans are accustomed to cheering for the Mavericks, Rockets or Spurs on the court. Soon, UnitedHealthcare will care for our favorite NBA stars off the court. The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) recently announced that its player representatives have voted unanimously to fund health insurance for all retired NBA players with at least three years […]

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UnitedHealthcare is Offering Medical Grants to Texas Children

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from Texas families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of […]

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Stay Healthy During Summer Vacation

Summer is here, and for many in Texas, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, up from 210 million a year ago, according to Airlines for America. That includes 30.5 million travelers on international flights. However, […]

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UnitedHealthcare Will Reimburse Kidney Donors’ Travel Expenses

UnitedHealthcare will soon pay for kidney donors’ travel expenses, addressing one of the major barriers to living organ donation. UHC and Optum—the health services company that manages transplant services for UnitedHealthcare—will seek to save lives, improve quality of life and drive down the costs of care by helping more people with late-stage kidney disease obtain […]

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Avoid Trips to the ER This Summer with the Following Safety Tips

The Independence Day holiday is upon us, bringing fireworks, outdoor cookouts, pool parties and other celebrations. Unfortunately, summer months–particularly July and August–are among the busiest times of the year for emergency room (ER) visits, according to data from UnitedHealthcare. Don’t let an injury steal your Texas sunshine this weekend; follow these basic, everyday safety tips […]

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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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