|[July 22, 2014]
UnitedHealth Group Acts to Support People in Washington State Affected by Wildfires
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 Washington state who may be affected by the ongoing wildfires.
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.
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
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 iTunes App Store and the Android (News - Alert) 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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