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Awards and Recognition


Our belief: Your performance will be rewarded.

At UnitedHealth Group, our work impacts millions of people, in dozens of ways. We are making a difference with better ideas, and there is no limit to where we can go. We are driven to create better outcomes and healthier lives for those we serve, because there is always a better way to care, a better way to think and a better way to succeed.

Corporate Partner of the Year (2018) Award

UnitedHealth Group received the Corporate Partner of the Year award from the Houston Black MBA Chapter.

The Forbes “Best Employers For Diversity” -

UnitedHealth Group was named to The Forbes “Best Employers For Diversity”

Honor Roll for the 2017 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership

UnitedHealth Group was placed on the prestigious Honor Roll for the 2017 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership by the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University. The Honor Roll is an elite group of Minnesota companies that have 20% or more gender diversity in their executive ranks and on their board of Directors.

2018 Military Friendly® Brands Designation

Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.

Fortune Rankings

Ranked #6 in Fortune Magazine's 2016 list of the 500 largest U.S. corporations based on 2015 revenues.

Ranked #1 in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the insurance and managed care sector. This is the sixth straight year UnitedHealth Group ranked #1 overall in its sector and the seventh consecutive year the company ranked #1 in its sector for innovation. Read more about our rankings with Fortune Magazine.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Listed annually in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones North America Index since 1999. Read more about our dedication to sustainability.

LinkedIn Top Companies

Named #45 on the LinkedIn Top Companies: Where the world wants to work now.

Newsweek Green Rankings

In the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights Capital and HIP Investor, UnitedHealth Group ranked 20th out of the largest 500 U.S. companies in corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

Civic50's Top Ranked

The Civic50, a Points of Light initiative that highlights companies that improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business, ranked UnitedHealth Group as a top company in the health care industry for the fourth consecutive year (2017). Learn more about our ranking in the Civic50 and how we're impacting communities.

Diversity MBA Magazine's Best Place to Work

Recognized by Diversity MBA 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work ranking. We were chosen because of our long-standing commitment to inclusive diversity as a corporate leader and to providing a great work culture with opportunities for leadership development for women and people of color. 

Profiles in Diversity Journal's Most Influential Companies

Named one of the 25 Most Influential Companies for U.S. Veteran Hiring by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Top 100 G.I. Jobs

U.S. Navy Reserve's Outstanding Employer

Named one of America's Outstanding Navy Reserve Employers for promoting a culture of pride in and recognition of Naval Reserve service. (2016).

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Globe and Anchor Award

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation honored UnitedHealthcare with the Globe and Anchor Award for its support in providing needs-based scholarships to children of U.S. Marines. (2016)


National Business Group on Health's Platinum Award

In 2016, for the sixth consecutive year, the National Business Group on Health honored UnitedHealth Group with a "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles" top-tier Platinum award.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

UnitedHealth Group was honored with the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (2016). The award distinguishes employers who have gone above and beyond the requirements for granting leave and providing support for military duty for their employees. Read more about our support as a military employer.


URAC's Best Practices Award

Optum Rx, the fast growing part of UnitedHealth Group, received a platinum award in URAC's Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards. See how Optum Rx was recognized for its Multiple Sclerosis Disease Therapy Management program.