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(from left) Daniel O’Connor, fellow, UH HEALTH Research Institute; Dr. Salil Deshpande, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas; Renu Khator, president, University of Houston; Dwight Boykins, Houston City Council, District D; and Ezemenari Obasi, director, UH HEALTH Research Institute, announced United Health Foundation’s grant to the University of Houston to fight obesity and Type-2 diabetes on March 29, 2017.

United Health Foundation Announces New Partnership with University of Houston to Fight Obesity and Diabetes in Houston’s Third Ward

A United Health Foundation grant to the University of Houston HEALTH Research Institute will support obesity and Type-2 diabetes prevention and treatment in Houston’s Third Ward and East End. The new partnership, called Preventing and Treating Obesity in Underserved Communities in Houston (TOUCH), brings together an integrated network of partners and resources including University of […]

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The Texas Legends honored UnitedHealthcare of North Texas CEO Scott Flannery (center left, holding plaque) and Vice President of Account Management, Texas Small Business Cindy Goodman (center right, holding plaque) during a pre-tip off ceremony on March 9.

UnitedHealthcare Partners with the Texas Legends to Tackle Childhood Obesity in North Texas

The Frisco-based, NBA Developmental League Texas Legends recently honored UnitedHealthcare of North Texas for its commitment to slow the growing childhood obesity trend. For seven years, UnitedHealthcare has partnered with the team through a “Get Fit” initiative. The season-long wellness program challenges North Texas children to log weekly activities and adopt healthy eating habits. The […]

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Mike Baker, Vice President of Consumer Services for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the newly renovated UnitedHealthcare Customer Service Center in Irving on February 17.

UnitedHealthcare Customer Service Center in Irving is Renovated to Include First-Rate Employee Amenities

UnitedHealthcare’s Customer Service Center in Irving recently underwent a $5 million renovation.   It now features larger workstations with sit/stand desks for when employees need to stretch their legs. The building is also equipped with a fitness room, an outdoor picnic area and an employee recreation room to serve as a decompression space. Currently, more […]

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Texas Earns a High Grade for Managing Children’s Dental Health

According to a recent survey by the Pew Center on the States, only half of the 50 U.S. states—including Texas—earned grades of “A” or “B” for managing children’s oral health. Grades were based on key measures such as optimally fluoridated water and availability of school-based dental programs. Tooth decay is largely preventable, yet it ranks […]

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UnitedHealthcare Helps Host an Unforgettable Night for People with Special Needs in McAllen

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas—in partnership with Capable Kids Foundation Inc., RGV Down Syndrome Association, Appletree Therapy, and AWARE-RGV—hosted a Night to Shine Prom at Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen on Feb. 10. Night to Shine, also supported nationwide by the Tim Tebow Foundation, provides people with special needs an unforgettable prom experience. More than […]

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UnitedHealth Group Named “World’s Most Admired Company” in Insurance and Managed Care for Seventh Straight Year

UnitedHealth Group was the top-ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector for FORTUNE’s 2017 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. This is the seventh consecutive year UnitedHealth Group has been No. 1 in this sector. The company ranked No 1. in eight of the nine key attribute categories — innovation, people management, use of […]

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New Storybook Raises Funds for Children’s Medical Care in Texas

Just in time for National Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17), UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) has released its fourth book in the Oliver and Hope™ series, “Oliver & Hope’s Good Deeds Day.” UHCCF combines messages of kindness and generosity with creative storytelling in this latest children’s book chronicling the adventures of Oliver the loveable […]

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas handed out promotional items at the games.

UnitedHealthcare Volunteers at 2017 Special Olympics Texas Winter Games

UnitedHealthcare blue was featured prominently during the 24th annual Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Winter Games in Austin Feb. 2-5. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas (UHC) volunteers flooded event venues to help with competition as the health plan began its second year as a statewide sponsor of SOTX. SOTX shares a similar mission of helping Texans […]

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Joanne Shuey, vice president of sales and account management, UnitedHealthcare of North Texas; FC Dallas midfielder Victor Ulloa; and Dr. Health E. Hound cheer on as a Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas member plays the NERF ENERGY mobile app.

UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas to Encourage Physical Activity

Being healthy is fun — that’s the lesson UnitedHealthcare delivered to nearly 150 children in Dallas this week. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas were among the first kids in the nation to receive Hasbro’s limited-release NERF ENERGY Game Kit. Each kit, donated by UnitedHealthcare, includes an activity tracker, soccer ball and mobile game […]

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UnitedHealthcare Names Chris Abbott CEO of Medicare & Retirement in Texas and Oklahoma

UnitedHealthcare has named Chris Abbott chief executive officer of Medicare & Retirement in Texas and Oklahoma. In his new role, Abbott will oversee the portfolio of Texas’ and Oklahoma’s Medicare plans. Serving one in five beneficiaries nationally, UnitedHealthcare is the nation’s largest business dedicated to the health and well-being of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. […]

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