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February 2017

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

Night to Shine Tim TebowUnitedHealthcare 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 350 churches around the world hosted the events, including 16 churches in Texas.

Prior to the event, UnitedHealthcare provided complimentary final alterations to ball gowns and tuxedos. Every guest entered the event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests were treated to hair and makeup stations, shoe shines, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke and a dance floor. At the end of the evening every guest was crowned prom king or queen.

The 2017 Night to Shine was the largest to date, with 75,000 honored guests and 150,000 volunteers nationwide.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas leaders enjoy the Night to Shine Prom in McAllen.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas leaders enjoy the Night to Shine Prom in McAllen.

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

Fortune Logo 2017-3UnitedHealth 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 corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products and services.

The World’s Most Admired Companies are ranked based on business practices, innovative spirit and social responsibility—qualities that make them both highly regarded and successful.


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

Oliver & Hope's Good Deeds Day

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 bear and Hope the spirited butterfly.

The entire Oliver & Hope series is inspired by the real-life journeys of the thousands of children whom the books’ proceeds support. Every purchase of “Oliver & Hope’s Good Deeds Day” — as well as the other books and toys from the collection — will fund grants offered by UHCCF to help children gain access to medical-related services.

In recognition of National Random Acts of Kindness Day, UHCCF is making book donations at children’s hospitals, elementary schools and community-based organizations in cities across the country.

In the past four years, UHCCF has awarded Texas families more than 700 grants valued at approximately $2 million.

Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child 16 years of age or younger ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child). Recipients do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.

All four books of the Mom’s Choice and Dr. Toy award-winning Oliver & Hope series are available at Amazon through

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