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UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People Affected by Severe Weather in Mississippi

January 17, 2020 GMT

JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 17, 2020--

UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people who may be affected by the severe weather in Mississippi.

Support includes assisting health plan participants who may need to make alternate arrangements to access care and early prescription refills, as well as offering a free emotional-support line to help people who might be affected.

* Additional out-of-pocket costs may be required for telemedicine services depending on the plan and any applicable state requirements.

** Most UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plan participants have access to the callback feature.

About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.

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CONTACT: Eric Hausman

UnitedHealth Group

952-936-3963

Eric.Hausman@uhg.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSISSIPPI MINNESOTA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MENTAL HEALTH HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PHARMACEUTICAL INSURANCE

SOURCE: UnitedHealth Group

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