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Five Myths About The Flu

Fall has arrived, and so has the annual flu season. While flu – or influenza – is most serious for older Americans and people with certain chronic conditions, influenza can affect people of all ages and lead to hospitalizations, significant health complications and even death. As many as 35 million flu cases are expected this […]

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New Health and Wellness Services Can Offer Texas Small Businesses a Competitive Advantage

Some of the biggest barriers small-business owners face are costs, time, and the inability to attract and retain talented employees.   A recent Small Business Optimism Index showed that 21 percent of small-business owners cited “the difficulty of finding qualified workers” as their single most important business challenge. One way small businesses may improve their […]

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Efrem Castillo, M.D., is the chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement

An Unexpected Way Seniors Can Steer Clear of the Hospital

If you’re over 65 and notice that you’re trekking to doctor appointments more frequently than you used to or your medicine cabinet is growing increasingly crowded, you’re not alone.   Most of us have accepted the reality that our bodies need more care and attention as we age, and so we dutifully do all the […]

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Stephanie Kellam, UnitedHealthcare Student Wellness Coordinator, Receives 2018 Texas Health Champion Award

UnitedHealthcare student wellness coordinator Stephanie Kellam has been recognized as a 2018 Texas Health Champion by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living in Austin, Texas. The Texas Health Champion Award is bestowed to individuals or organizations who have mobilized community efforts to prevent and reduce obesity and promote physical activity and healthy […]

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How Employers Can Help Curb Health Care Costs During Open Enrollment

Technology continues to reshape how employers select and offer health care benefits to employees, putting access to information at our fingertips and creating a more seamless and interactive health care experience. At the same time, these advances may help employees become savvier users of health care, helping simplify and personalize their journey toward health and, […]

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 Don Langer, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas (center right) and employee volunteers present a $5,000 grant to Heather Patrick, CEO, Prevent Blindness Texas (center left).

Houston Kids Receive Free Vision Screenings, Eye Exams and Prescription Glasses at Back-to-School Event

Houston-area children and families received free vision screenings, vouchers for comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses as part of a back-to-school public health event at the BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center. Certified pediatric vision screeners from Prevent Blindness Texas conducted the screenings, and any child identified with the need for prescription eyewear will receive a […]

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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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