Corporate Fast Facts

Company Overview

Global Headquarters Minneapolis, MN Senior Leadership Stephen J. Hemsley, President and CEO 2013 Revenue $122.5  Billion Worldwide Employees 156,000 employees in 21 countries Website Our MissionOur mission is to help people live healthier lives. Our ValuesWe're building a Culture to serve our customers that reflects these Values:
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Relationships
  • Innovation
  • Performance

Helping people live healthier lives

UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives. We strive to express our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance with the more than 85 million individuals worldwide that we serve.

We have the largest networks of physicians, hospitals, health facilities and caregivers in the United States and operate in all 50 states and internationally.

Our family of businesses

Our family of businesses serves more than 6,000 hospital facilities and 247,000 health care professionals or groups. We have direct relationships with 6,000 hospitals and care facilities and 820,000 physicians and caregivers.

Our Businesses Include

  • UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State
  • UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans
  • Optum 
  • OptumRx

Our businesses serve the entire spectrum of health care participants: individual consumers, employers, governments, commercial payers and intermediaries, physicians, hospitals, care professionals and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.

Fortune magazine ranked UnitedHealth Group No. 14 in the 2014 rankings of the 500 largest U.S. corporations based on 2013 revenues.

UnitedHealth Group has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones North America Index annually since 1999.

Community Focused

Over the course of a partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, UnitedHealth Group has been able to grant more than 1,000 wishes since year 2007.

UnitedHealth Group’s annual nationwide giving campaign solicits employee donations to community charities of their choice. Employee pledges and the company-matching pledge totaled $20 million for 2014, up 8 percent over 2013. More than 42,500 individuals participated in the 2013 Giving Campaign. Since 2004, more than $110 million has been pledged as part of the campaign.

According to Vital Signs, 81 percent of employees and 98 percent of executives performed community volunteer work during 2013. Our employees volunteered for 430,000 hours of their time to community projects in 2013, valued at nearly $9.5 million. Since 2007 the company has logged more than 1.7 million volunteer hours, bringing the total value of volunteering to $36.2 million since tracking began.

UnitedHealth Group earned a top rating of 100% on the 2013 Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. The company’s “United Minnesota” initiative is a 10-year, $100 million philanthropic program to create sustainable improvements in health, education and well-being in Minnesota. 

United Health Foundation cash giving totaled $24.6 million in 2013. The Foundation has committed more than $235 million to improve health and health care since being established by UnitedHealth Group in 1999. Since 2007, United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars initiative has awarded more than 1,200 scholarships totaling approximately $7.4 million to assist low-income minority students pursuing degrees in the health field.

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation provided 1,753 medical grants to families in 2013, to assist children with medical services not covered by commercial benefit plans. Since expanding to a national program in 2006, the UHCCF has provided more than $20 million in financial assistance to nearly 6,700 children in the United States.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services awarded a 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Award to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, created in partnership with UnitedHealth Group and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2013, UnitedHealth Group and United Health Foundation provided $59.7 million in charitable contributions and community relations support to the communities where we live and work.

At UnitedHealth Group, we live our mission to help people live healthier lives. We are proud to team up with schools, health care, and community partners for the Enterprise Childhood Obesity Initiative to positively impact academic and health outcomes. The partnership will promote early identification and support for children who are at risk of overweight and obesity. The goal is to prevent obesity and its adverse health, psychological, and academic consequences.