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UnitedHealthcare “Benefit Assist” Program Makes Benefit Payouts Faster and Easier For Employees

Employees enrolled in UnitedHealthcare accident, critical illness or hospital indemnity protection plans can now receive benefit payouts faster and easier through UnitedHealthcare’s industry-first Supplemental Health Benefit Assist Program. Benefit Assist features a team of UnitedHealthcare Benefit Assistants who contact an eligible plan participant following a qualifying critical illness diagnosis, hospital stay or serious accident. The […]

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How Companies Can Boost Their Employee Well-being Programs

An increasing number of companies are implementing well-being programs to help their employees live healthier lives, reduce health care costs, and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. A recent employer survey by Willis Towers Watson found that 72 percent of U.S. companies “aim to improve their health and well-being strategies and programs over the next three […]

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How to Put a Healthier Spin on Summertime Sweets

Summer is filled with sugary goodies that can tempt kids — and kids at heart. As temperatures spike over 100 degrees, grab-and-go popsicles and endless varieties of ice cream can sometimes seem like the only option to cool down. However, there are ways to swap in a few healthier items. To inspire you to think […]

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True or False: What to Know When It Comes to Sun Protection

We’re in the heat of summer, and many people are rushing off to cool down in pools or nearby lakes. But before you seek relief from the heat, it’s important to first take the time to protect your skin. Below, Dr. Jennifer Malin, UnitedHealthcare’s senior medical director of oncology and genetics, sets the record straight […]

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Make Your Health a Priority this Summer

While some people talk about getting a “beach body” for summer, fitness is more than just a matter of aesthetics – it can mean the difference between a long life and premature death. Studies show 80 percent or more of premature chronic conditions, such as heart attack, stroke or diabetes, are caused by modifiable lifestyle […]

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Health and Fitness Tips to Benefit the Whole Family This Father’s Day

Sunday is an opportunity to recognize fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers, and the important role they play in our families’ well-being. June is also men’s health month, an annual reminder of the many health challenges men face. These include lower life expectancy (76 years for men vs. 81 years for women); lower likelihood of visits […]

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