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UnitedHealth Group Donates $1 Million to New York and New Jersey Communities Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

  UnitedHealth Group Donates $1 Million to New York and New Jersey Communities
  Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

  *$1 million-dollar donation will support relief efforts in New York and New
    Jersey
  *Company offers 1:1 match on employee donations to Red Cross Relief Fund

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 09, 2012

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and its benefits and services businesses,
UnitedHealthcare and Optum, are donating $1 million to support relief efforts
for New York and New Jersey communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

The donation will largely support state government-led relief efforts in both
states, including the New Jersey Relief Fund established by Gov. Chris
Christie and his wife Mary Pat Christie, as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s relief
efforts in New York.

“We have thousands of employees and millions of customers affected across the
region, and by working with leadership in both states we hope to contribute to
the rebuilding of communities and people’s lives in a meaningful way,” said
Rich Collins, Northeast Region CEO for UnitedHealthcare.

As a national health and well-being company focused on helping people live
healthier lives, UnitedHealth Group has mobilized its resources in a number of
different ways to provide assistance to people throughout the Northeast and
Mid-Atlantic affected by the hurricane.

In addition, the company had previously launched an internal drive encouraging
its 100,000 employees to donate to the Red Cross relief fund for Hurricane
Sandy and has pledged to match all employee donations through the end of
November. Further, in some of the hardest hit communities, registered nurses
and licensed social workers from UnitedHealth Group’s various businesses have
been volunteering their time at area shelters to support people’s health care
needs.

In addition to these direct donations, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliates
are continuing to support the broader community affected by Hurricane Sandy in
a number of ways:

  *Relief measures announced on Oct. 29  for health plan participants in New
    York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,
    Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia affected by Hurricane
    Sandy continue to remain in effect until at least Nov. 11, 2012.
  *Free Help Line: Optum, a leading health and behavioral health services
    company, is offering a free emotional-support help line.

The toll-free number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to
anyone. Specially trained Optum mental health specialists help people manage
their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs.
Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with
specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.

Along with the toll-free help line, emotional support resources and
information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.

  *Ongoing support for the American Red Cross: Through a $500,000 annual
    commitment, UnitedHealth Group participates in the Annual Disaster Giving
    Program of the American Red Cross, which is offering shelter, food,
    emotional support and other assistance to people in the affected
    communities.

“Our commitment to supporting consumers' health goes well beyond providing
them access to care and includes taking care of the communities where they
work and live,” said Mike Matteo, Chief Growth Officer, Optum. “Making these
critical services available to all residents will ensure they’re receiving the
support they need as they begin to rebuild.”

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company
dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work
better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a
broad spectrum of products and services through two business platforms:
UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services;
and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services.
Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people
worldwide. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group
atwww.unitedhealthgroup.com.

Contact:

UnitedHealth Group
Daryl Richard, 860-702-5795
daryl_richard@uhc.com
 
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