UnitedHealth

A diversified health company that offers products and services through two platforms - UnitedHealthcare provides health care coverage and benefits services, and Optum provides information and technology-enabled health services.

Business
June 16
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Merger speculation sweeps health insurance sector

UnitedHealth Group's reported interest in Aetna is just the latest in a string of industry deal scenarios.
Business
April 17

UnitedHealth shares up 3 percent as earnings top Wall St. estimates

The health insurer’s first quarter earnings topped estimates as results turned back fears of a spike in medical costs.
Business
April 7

UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley made more than $66 million in 2014

CEO Pay Watch UnitedHealth Group Inc. Stephen Hemsley, CEO Total compensation: $66,125,208 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014 Salary: $1,300,000 Non-equity incentive pay:…
Business
March 30

UnitedHealth pays $13 billion for pharmacy-benefit manager

UnitedHealth beefs up drug benefits role with Catamaran acquisition.
Business
March 30

Five things to know about UnitedHealth

Here are five things about UnitedHealth Group and its deal to buy Catamaran Corp.:   1. UnitedHealth currently is the second-largest Minnesota-based company based on…
Business
March 18

UnitedHealthcare goes for yuks with new ad campaign

UnitedHealthcare rolls out its biggest brand marketing campaign, using humor.
Your Voices
March 16

Should Minneapolis build an urban soccer stadium?

Stadiums are inherently a suburban style land use imposed on an urban core. Yet, this outcome still feels better than having stadiums in the 'burbs.
Business
March 5

Insurers UnitedHealth, Medica have stake in health subsidy decision

Medica, UnitedHealth have big stake in Supreme Court health subsidy case
Business
January 21
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UnitedHealth fourth-quarter earnings top estimates

Despite a $1 billion hit from the Affordable Care Act, earnings were better than expected.
Business
December 2, 2014

UnitedHealth Group rolls out upbeat earnings outlook

The insurer sees possible double-digit earnings growth rate as ACA costs moderate and its Optum division expands.
Business
November 20, 2014

In era of growing risk, emphasis grows on medical device data

At a conference in Minneapolis, medical insurers had a message for devicemakers: Let’s see the numbers.
Business
November 14, 2014

UnitedHealth says it will compete for health exchange business in 23 states

The health insurer said it will be in 23 states, but not Minnesota.
Business
November 13, 2014
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UnitedHealth Group shakes up top executives; Boudreaux out

Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group announced changes Wednesday to its lineup of top executives, including the departure of Gail Boudreaux, who led the company’s UnitedHealthcare division.
Business
October 28, 2014

Optum buys Alere, provider of wellness services, for $600M

The deal will increase parent UnitedHealth’s business with health insurance exchanges.
Business
October 17, 2014
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UnitedHealth Group eyes growth on health exchanges

Insurer sees opportunity in ACA’s second year, will offer plans in two dozen states.
Business
October 1, 2014

Optum acquires Texas health services firm

Optum, the data services unit of UnitedHealth, bought a fast-growing Texas company that provides software to help doctors improve their management of their practices.
Business
September 11, 2014

The changing face of high tech in Minnesota

Supercomputing is no longer center stage, but Minnesota's powerful tech firms quietly hum along.
Business
July 18, 2014

UnitedHealth will ramp up offerings to state exchanges

The nation's biggest health insurer says medical cost trends “remained moderate.”
Business
July 14, 2014

UnitedHealth, doctors study way to lower cancer treatment costs

In a study, per-patient lump payments to doctors and better monitoring led to a reduction in the price tag for treatments.
Business
April 23, 2014

CEO Pay Watch: Stephen Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group

CEO Pay Watch UnitedHealth Group Inc. Stephen Hemsley, president, CEO Total compensation: $28,139,070 for the year ended Dec. 31 Salary: $1,300,000 Bonus: $3,100,000 Other…
Business
April 17, 2014

UnitedHealth sees impact of health law; profit falls 8%

Earnings were down 8% at UnitedHealth Group, the largest U.S. health insurer.
Business
March 10, 2014

Med-tech costs are in the cross hairs of UnitedHealth, Medtronic

A network of 135 hospitals working with a UnitedHealth subsidiary guarantees purchases from Medtronic, Abbott, and gets big discounts.
Business
January 15, 2014
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Federal government renews Optum contract

The UnitedHealth subsidiary will get $43 million for overseeing repairs to the federal health insurance exchange.
Business
January 13, 2014
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MNsure asks Optum for website help

About 15 Optum staffers landed at MNsure, the state’s insurance exchange, Wednesday for a two-day assessment of the agency’s website and call center operations.
Health
December 2, 2013

Device use expands through adaptation, innovation

System enables new uses, but critics say this flexibility comes with risks.