A.M. Best Withdraws Ratings of UnitedHealthcare of South Carolina, Inc.

  A.M. Best Withdraws Ratings of UnitedHealthcare of South Carolina, Inc.

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OLDWICK, N.J. -- July 29, 2013

A.M. Best Co. has withdrawn the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent)
and issuer credit rating of "a-" of UnitedHealthcare of South Carolina, Inc.
(UHCSC) (Greenville, SC), a former subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group,
Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) (Minnetonka, MN).

The withdrawal of UHCSC’s ratings follows the sale of the company to The
WellCare Management Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of WellCare Health
Plans, Inc.

The methodology used in determining these ratings is Best’s Credit Rating
Methodology, which provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best’s rating
process and contains the different rating criteria employed in the rating
process. Best’s Credit Rating Methodology can be found at
www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.

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