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UnitedHealthcare to Hire 335 Employees in the Baltimore Area in 2012



  UnitedHealthcare to Hire 335 Employees in the Baltimore Area in 2012

Expansion to support growth of innovative programs for Medicare beneficiaries
                           with chronic conditions

Business Wire

BALTIMORE -- June 20, 2012

UnitedHealthcare expects to hire 335 employees in the Baltimore area in 2012
following its recent acquisition of XLHealth, a Baltimore-based provider of
Medicare Advantage health plans focused on underserved and chronically ill
beneficiaries.

The new jobs will support UnitedHealthcare’s expansion of XLHealth’s chronic
care management capabilities that will bring innovative new services to
Medicare beneficiaries in Maryland and across the country.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley joined UnitedHealth Group President and CEO
Stephen J. Hemsley and UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Chief Government
Relations Officer Paul Serini today at UnitedHealthcare’s Warehouse at Camden
Yards location for an announcement regarding the company’s expansion in
Maryland.

“UnitedHealthcare is committed to Baltimore as an employer and business
partner, and we welcome the opportunity to become more engaged in the region’s
growth,” said Hemsley. “By increasing our workforce in Maryland, we can expand
our chronic care management capabilities and deliver new services that will
help Medicare beneficiaries in Maryland and across the country live healthier
lives.”

“Maryland has a longstanding history as a leader in health care innovation,
and we are pleased that UnitedHealthcare is creating jobs in our state and
helping us uphold this tradition,” said Gov. O’Malley. “Maryland ranks No. 1
in entrepreneurship and innovation according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
and UnitedHealthcare’s investment affirms that this is an attractive place for
businesses to expand. Public-private partnerships between the federal
government, state government and local business can and will drive health care
innovation and better quality care for the nation’s Medicare beneficiaries.”

The 335 new positions will be split between UnitedHealthcare’s existing
offices in Baltimore and a new location in Elkridge, Md.

About 250 of the newly created jobs will enable UnitedHealthcare to expand its
HouseCalls program, a unique clinical service that assesses the health
condition of Medicare beneficiaries with complex health needs and identifies
gaps in their care. HouseCalls includes in-home visits by nurse practitioners
or other qualified clinicians who coordinate and supplement the care provided
by a beneficiary’s primary care physician or other providers.

Another 85 new hires will support a pharmacist counseling program designed to
help UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members take their medications as
prescribed. This initiative provides members with personalized counseling from
a specialty-trained plan pharmacist to help them understand their medication
regimen and take their medications as directed by their physicians. When
appropriate, members are referred to programs that can help them afford their
medications.

When hiring begins, people with health care or customer service experience are
encouraged to apply online at http://www.xlhealth.com/jobs/default.aspx.

“This move highlights UnitedHealthcare’s continued focus on job creation and
improving the quality of care that members receive through innovative
services,” said Serini.

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, employs more than
2,700 and serves more than 780,000 Maryland residents with a health care
network of 65 hospitals and more than 10,000 physicians and other care
professionals statewide.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier
lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and
wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The
company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals,
employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with
more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals
nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of
the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50
health and well-being company.

Contact:

XLHealth, a UnitedHealthcare Company
Jessica Pappas, 410-735-8725
jpappas@xlhealth.com
or
UnitedHealthcare
Ben Goldstein, 240-683-5372
Ben_J_Goldstein@uhc.com
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