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[February 08, 2013]

Optum's LHI Awarded Reserve Health Readiness Contract by U.S. Department of Defense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --(Business Wire)--

Optum's Logistics Health Inc. (LHI) has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to serve the health needs of members of the U.S. Armed Forces through the Reserve Health Readiness Program. LHI has supported the Reserve Health Readiness Program in this capacity since 2001, and in 2012 provided more than 1.5 million services to Armed Forces members and their families.

The Reserve Health Readiness Program is a Department of Defense program managed by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and Readiness. Through its work, LHI helps to ensure Armed Forces members are medically ready for deployment, and meets the health needs of Military members before, during and after deployment through its network of more than 25,000 care providers.

"It has been a deep honor for our people to serve the health needs of the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Fores, and with this award we are grateful that we will be able to continue delivering on our commitment to them," said Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum.


About LHI

Founded in 1999, Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) provides cost-effective, innovative health care management to government and commercial organizations. LHI's experts provide customized health care solutions supported by a national network of more than 25,000 medical and dental providers. LHI designs, implements and manages occupational health and wellness programs, medical and dental readiness services, and secure data management for the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as a number of commercial clients.

About Optum

Optum (www.optum.com) is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. Optum comprises three companies - OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx - representing more than 35,000 employees worldwide who collaborate to deliver integrated, intelligent solutions that work to modernize the health system and improve overall population health.

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