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UnitedHealthcare and Optum Create More Than 1,000 New Jobs in North Carolina

  UnitedHealthcare and Optum Create More Than 1,000 New Jobs in North Carolina

  *New jobs will bring total number of UnitedHealth Group employees in North
                           Carolina to more than 4,700
  *State and local leaders applaud company’s commitment to the Tar Heel State

Business Wire

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- February 19, 2013

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) today announced the creation of more than 1,000
new jobs in North Carolina by its UnitedHealthcare and Optum business
platforms, expanding the company’s already significant presence in the state.

The new jobs, nearly 600 of which remain to be filled, include customer
service representatives, claims processers, nurses and clinicians. The jobs
are in UnitedHealthcare’s health benefits business and Optum’s health services
business. The majority of the newly created jobs are in the company’s
Greensboro office.

Currently, UnitedHealth Group employs more than 4,000 North Carolinians and
serves almost 900,000 people in the state through a health care provider
network of more than 130 hospitals and 20,000 physicians and other care
professionals statewide.

Congressional, state and local government officials attended a news conference
today announcing the new jobs, including U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, U.S. Rep.
Howard Coble and Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins.

“North Carolina is creating new opportunities to improve the economy and bring
dependable employment to the people who live here. Coupled with the state’s
commitment to improving access to higher-quality health care for consumers, we
believe this is a great community to continue expanding our business,” said
Garland Scott, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina.

UnitedHealth Group believes in the importance of giving back to the
communities that it serves in North Carolina through local charities as well
as its own programs. Over the last three years, the company contributed more
than $1.5 million to organizations such as BackPack Beginnings, The American
Heart Association, GOFAR Kids, Housing Greensboro, the YMCA and the March of
Dimes. The company also provided grant money to North Carolina children
through its UnitedHealth HEROES program, which encourages local youth
organizations to create and implement hands-on programs to fight childhood
obesity.

“This announcement is good news not only for UnitedHealth Group, but for the
city of Greensboro and our entire state,” Sen. Burr said.“I congratulate
UnitedHealth Group on their growth and am proud of them for recognizing and
investing in the talented, well-trained workforce in North Carolina.”

“I'm thrilled that UnitedHealth Group is creating more than a thousand new
jobs right here in North Carolina,” U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said. “Job creation is
my top priority, and I want to make sure companies know that our state is open
for business. I look forward to this job growth, and I will keep working with
my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to grow our economy and create jobs.”

“UnitedHealth Group’s creation of more than 1,000 jobs in North Carolina means
a great deal to this community and to our state,” Rep. Howard Coble said. “I
am pleased that UnitedHealth Group is investing in the people of North
Carolina and helping to grow our local economy.”

“UnitedHealth Group has been an important business partner in Greensboro for
many years, and we are pleased it has made the decision to expand and create
new jobs in our community,” said Mayor Perkins. “These new positions will help
people who are seeking a quality job and provide an economic boost to the
region.”

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
780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and
other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million
people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group
(NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

About Optum
Optum (www.optum.com) is a leading information and technology-enabled health
services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for
everyone. Optum comprises three companies – OptumHealth, OptumInsight and
OptumRx – representing over 35,000 employees worldwide who collaborate to
deliver integrated, intelligent solutions that work to modernize the health
system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth
Group (NYSE: UNH).

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Contact:

UnitedHealthcare
Tracey Lempner, 770-300-3573
tracey.lempner@uhc.com
or
UnitedHealth Group
Matt Stearns, 202-276-0085
matt_stearns@uhg.com
 
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