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Five Tips to Help Save on Health Care Expenses

Over the last 10 years, out-of-pocket health care costs for Americans have more than doubled, with medical expenses now accounting for 8 percent of annual household spending, according to the Consumer Expenditure Figures. With national health care spending now exceeding $3.2 trillion annually, it is crucial for Texans residents to become more thoughtful health care […]

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Wounded Veterans Pedaled 500-plus Miles Through Texas for the 2017 UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge

More than 100 wounded veterans, first responders and their supporters departed from San Antonio Monday, April 3 for a 500-mile bicycle ride as part of the 2017 UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge. The UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge benefited the injured veteran riders of Project Hero, a national non-profit organization that helps veterans and first responders affected by injury, […]

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(from left) UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas COO Jillian Hamblin, Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph, T.H. Rogers School Principal Dave Muzyka, and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas Executive Director Rudy Guerra pose with UnitedHealthcare’s donation to T.H. Rogers School.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas and Houston Texans’ Johnathan Joseph Team Up for Special-Needs Students

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and UnitedHealthcare have teamed up to provide new playground equipment for special-needs students at Houston Independent School District’s T.H. Rogers School. UnitedHealthcare donated $11,000 to Joseph’s Dreambuilders program, which is part of a national non-profit organization that works with pro athletes across the country to help kids receive the items, […]

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UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of Texas Announces New Chief Executives

UnitedHealthcare recently appointed Dave Milich and Scott Flannery to roles leading its commercial business in Texas and Oklahoma. Milich has been named Texas CEO, and Flannery was appointed CEO of North Texas and Oklahoma. A 20-year veteran of the industry, Dave previously served as CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s South Texas health plan. Before that, he provided […]

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It’s National Walking Day: Start Walking for Better Health!

Today is National Walking Day, and UnitedHealthcare encourages everyone to put on their shoes, hit the pavement and experience the many health benefits of walking – which may be one of the simplest and best ways to exercise. The American Heart Association established National Walking Day – the first Wednesday in April – in 2007, […]

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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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