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UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Oleh: fajar imam maulana Pada 2015-12-28 20:54:04


The UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) tops the list of diversified health care businesses in the United States. Its two business platforms--UnitedHealthcare for health benefits and Optum for health services--work together, serving more than 85 million people in every US state and 125 countries. The UnitedHealth Group uses its experience and resources in clinical care to improve the performance of the health care services sector.

The company reported revenue of $122 billion in 2013, nearly $12 billion more than in 2012. Fortune has featured UnitedHealth Group as the 'World's Most Admired Company' in the insurance and managed care sector four years in a row: 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

 

History
UnitedHealth Group is the parent of UnitedHealthcare, the largest single health carrier in the United States. It was created in 1977, as UnitedHealthCare Corporation (it was renamed in 1998), but traces its origin to a firm it acquired in 1977, Charter Med Incorporated, which was founded in 1974. More informally, it has its origins in the development of the HMO as a model for organized health care and in the work of spokesman Paul Ellwood.
 
In 1979, it introduced the first network-based health plan for seniors. In 1984, it became a publicly traded company.
 
In 2011, J.D. Power and Associates gave UnitedHealthcare the highest employer satisfaction rating for self-insured health plans. In a 2010 insurance industry publication, Business Insurance (magazine), UnitedHealthcare was named "Readers Choice" winner in 2010 for "Best health plan provider". In contrast, a 2010 survey of hospital executives who have dealt with the company, United received a 65% unfavorable rating. While this marks a 33% improvement over the prior year's survey, UnitedHealthcare still ranked last among all listed.