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Texas Ranks 33rd According to 2016 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report

In the country’s annual health checkup, this year Texas moved up one spot to 33, compared with other states, according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. Hawaii ranks as the healthiest state in 2016 for the fifth straight year, followed by Massachusetts (2), Connecticut (3), Minnesota (4) and Vermont (5). The health of […]

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UnitedHealthcare Sponsors Dallas Cowboys’ Visits to Texas Children’s Hospitals

The Dallas Cowboys made their annual visits to area children’s hospitals earlier this week to spend time with patients seeking treatment through the holiday season. The events, presented by UnitedHealthcare, divided the team into groups, with players and cheerleaders simultaneously visiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, […]

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Flu Season is Here; Get Your Flu Shot Today

Don’t look now, but Mother Nature has changed the seasons. Though fall is a wonderful time of year, it signals something less pleasant – flu season.   Flu, or influenza, is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalizations, severe health complications and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

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Health4Me Mobile App Now Provides Consumers With Personalized Care Updates to Help Them Make More Informed Health Decisions

UnitedHealthcare’s mobile app Health4Me™ now offers several new features including personalized care notifications that automatically alert UnitedHealthcare plan participants about preventive services and if they are missing recommended medical treatments or tests. The app provides a message alert if the user or a covered dependent has missed a recommended medical service, such as an immunization […]

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5 Tips for Selecting the Right Health Benefits

Fall signals the start of many annual traditions – a new school year, football season, and holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fall is also the season for another important annual tradition: open enrollment, when many people have an opportunity to select or change their health benefits for the following year. With the vast majority […]

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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 and USMD to Improve Patients’ Care in Dallas-Fort Worth

USMD Physician Services (USMD) and UnitedHealthcare have launched an accountable care program to improve people’s health and their satisfaction with their health care experience. The new accountable care program will dedicate more resources to care coordination and make it easier to share important health information. USMD member hospitals, clinics and physicians will share in the […]

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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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