|[May 02, 2014]
UnitedHealth Group Acts to Support People in North Carolina and Florida Affected by Tornadoes, Floods
MINNETONKA, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and its benefits and services businesses,
UnitedHealthcare and Optum, are taking immediate action to help people
in North Carolina and Florida who may be affected by the recent
tornadoes and flooding.
This includes a free emotional-support line to help people in the
affected communities and assisting health plan participants who may be
affected and need to make alternate arrangements to ensure continuity of
Free Help Line: Optum, a leading health and behavioral health
services company, is offering a free emotional-support help line.
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
Along with the toll-free help line, emotional-support resources and
information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.
Help Finding a Network Care Provider, Early Refills: Plan
participants who need help finding a care provider in the
UnitedHealthcare network or obtaining early prescription refills can
call customer care at the number located on the back of their medical
For plan participants who may have misplaced their medical ID card,
call 866-633-2446, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (in the local time zone), Monday
through Friday. People enrolled in employer-sponsored and individual
health plans who have a smartphone can download the free Health4Me app,
which provides instant access to their ID card, network care providers,
their personal health benefits and more. The Health4Me app is available
as a free download at the Apple (News - Alert) iTunes App Store and the Android Market
on Google Play.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a
diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people
live healthier lives and making health care work better. With
headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad
spectrum of products and services through two business platforms:
UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits
services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled
health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more
than 85 million people worldwide. For more information, visit
UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com.
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