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March 2018

UnitedHealthcare of North Texas Partners with the Texas Legends to Fight Childhood Obesity

The Texas Legends recognized UnitedHealthcare of North Texas CEO Scott Flannery (center right) and Vice President of Account Management, Texas Small Business Cindy Goodman (center left) prior to its game on March 23.

The Frisco-based, NBA G League Texas Legends and UnitedHealthcare have teamed up for another season of tackling childhood obesity through the “Get Fit” Challenge.

The season-long wellness program incorporates education, fitness goals and healthy eating habits, while providing rewards and incentives for participants, including tickets to Texas Legends games.

The popular program has grown to include more than 10,000 kids and has seen children and their families establish healthy diets and incorporate exercise into daily habits.

The challenge has a presence throughout north Dallas, including Frisco ISD, Plano ISD, McKinney ISD, Allen ISD and Dallas ISD.

Learn more about the “Get Fit” Challenge in the video below.

UnitedHealthcare Integrates Apple Watch into Motion Wellness Program

For the first time, Apple Watch® will be integrated into UnitedHealthcare Motion®, a national digital wellness program that provides people with financial incentives for meeting daily walking goals.

After paying tax and shipping, eligible UnitedHealthcare plan participants will be able to receive and start using the Apple Watch later this year, with the option to apply program earnings toward the full purchase of the device. UnitedHealthcare Motion participants who already own an Apple Watch may also be able to use it with the program.

The world’s No. 1 smart watch is a health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance and, now with Apple Watch Series 3, it also features an altimeter. The program’s walking goals are set in the UnitedHealthcare Motion app, which is integrated with Apple’s HealthKit to use data from the Apple Watch to track daily activity.

Since UnitedHealthcare Motion’s inception, participants have collectively walked more than 180 billion steps and earned nearly $30 million in rewards. Among eligible employees, 66 percent registered their devices, with nearly two-thirds of those active with the program.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

Marian Cabanillas (far right) of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas distributed NERF Energy Game Kits to members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.

UnitedHealthcare donated 150 NERF ENERGY Game Kits this week to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to encourage kids to become more active. The donation is part of a national initiative between Hasbro and UnitedHealthcare, featuring Hasbro’s NERF products that are designed to get kids moving through “exergaming.”

Each kit features a NERF ENERGY Game Band, a NERF PRO FOAM soccer ball and instructions to download the NERF ENERGY RUSH mobile game. As kids participate in physical activity, they earn “energy points” that are tracked by the activity band, and these points turn into screen time to play the mobile game on a smartphone or tablet.

UnitedHealthcare is donating 10,000 NERF Energy Game Kits to elementary schools and community organizations across the country.   

Kids were led through exercises with UnitedHealthcare mascot, Dr. Health E. Hound, to test their new NERF ENERGY Game Kit that tracks activity.
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