About us

Helping people live healthier lives®

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone. We serve millions of people from their earliest years through their working lives and through retirement.

Health plans for everyone

In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers health benefit programs for all ages and lifestyles. This includes individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Partners in care

We partner with more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide1. Together with health care professionals, we are helping people access the right care at the right time.

Health care across the globe

Our global solutions help expats navigate life afar. We also provide health benefits and deliver care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America.

Get to know us

Our people

UnitedHealthcare brings together the talents of more than 125,000 employees — and they are at the heart of everything we do. Every day, we live our core values – integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance. We do this as we help deliver simple experiences and focus on our goal of improving access to quality care at an affordable cost for all.

Our leadership

Our leaders understand our mission and translate it into action. They are grounded in our values and serve our greater purpose each day, empowering the organization to help create a better health experience for everyone.

Inclusion and diversity

As a company who serves everyone, valuing inclusion and diversity is a critical part of who we are. Our culture celebrates and respects the differences that make each of us unique. We are dedicated to being champions of better health for all, including those who are underserved or overlooked in our communities.

Caring for our community

Empowering Health is our commitment to addressing important issues that impact people’s health. We do this by helping expand access to care and addressing social determinants of health like housing, food and transportation. Through philanthropic and business investments, innovation and volunteerism, we are making a difference, one person at a time.

Support during COVID-19

The COVID-19 national public health emergency presented a challenge to our organization to respond quickly and nimbly. We made that one of our top priorities. With a clear focus on getting people access to quality care, we offered support and services in a variety of ways. This included helping people access care through cost-sharing and virtual visits and launching a symptom checker and testing site locator. The safety of our members and health care providers was and continues to be a top priority.

Learn about UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealthcare is the health benefits business of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health care company dedicated to advancing health care. UnitedHealth Group also includes Optum , a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone.


  1. As of October 29, 2020.