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UnitedHealthcare and Optum Support People in Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Florence

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Florence.

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.

The toll-free number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone. Specially trained Optum mental health specialists help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.

Along with the toll-free help line, emotional-support resources and information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.

This follows similar measures being offered earlier this week to people in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia who may be affected by Hurricane Florence.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to 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: UnitedHealth Group

Dimitri Senaratna, 952-936-3275

dimitri_senaratna@uhg.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE

SOURCE: UnitedHealth Group

Copyright Business Wire 2018.

PUB: 09/13/2018 07:23 PM/DISC: 09/13/2018 07:22 PM

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