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

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.
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.

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 popular program has grown to include more than 10,000 kids and has seen children and their families turn healthy diet and exercise teachings into daily habits.

According to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings® report, 19 percent of Texas children are obese, and the state ranks 40th in the nation for obesity.

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.

 

UnitedHealthcare Volunteers at 2017 Special Olympics Texas Winter Games

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas handed out promotional items at the games.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas handed out promotional items at the 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 live healthier lives and serving its communities.

UHC volunteers handed out towels to nearly 2,700 children and adult athletes during the volleyball, bowling and powerlifting events, and ensured every competitor went home with a handmade scarf knitted by volunteers from across the U.S.

Athletes were provided voluntary, free healthcare screenings through Healthy Athletes®, the world’s largest provider of medical services to people with intellectual disabilities. The 779 health screenings recorded eclipsed the largest amount of screenings ever provided at a SOTX Winter Games by nearly three times.

UnitedHealthcare will provide volunteer support at more than 500 SOTX area competitions in 2017.

Dr. Health E. Hound met athletes.
Dr. Health E. Hound met athletes.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas CEO Don Langer (back) helped distribute handmade scarves to athletes.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas CEO Don Langer (back) helped distribute handmade scarves to athletes.