UnitedHealthcare of Colorado Voted "Favorite" Health Insurer By "Colorado Springs Business Journal" Readers
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (July 26, 2010) - Colorado Springs Business Journal readers named UnitedHealthcare of Colorado their "favorite" health insurer for the publication's "Best Of Springs Business" awards for 2010. Nearly 50,000 readers participated in the annual vote.
"We are grateful for this recognition, which reflects our commitment to deliver outstanding service, clinical quality and innovation to El Paso County residents," said Beth Soberg, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado. "UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives, and this award is the latest validation of our work to further that mission."
Colorado is home to several innovative programs developed by UnitedHealthcare. For instance, UnitedHealthcare recently launched Connected Care, a groundbreaking telehealth program that uses advanced audio, video and medical technologies to connect specialists in metropolitan areas, including Pueblo, with residents who are hundreds of miles away in rural areas.
UnitedHealthcare also recently introduced HealthSource Colorado, one of the first health plans in the state to enable small and mid-sized employers and their employees to earn financial incentives for participating in wellness programs.
UnitedHealthcare of Colorado is one of the state's largest health benefits providers, serving approximately 600,000 people statewide, including about 46,000 in El Paso County. Four local hospitals - Memorial Health System, Memorial Hospital North, Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center - and more than 1,100 physicians participate in UnitedHealthcare's care provider network in El Paso County. In addition, UnitedHealthcare plan participants have access to UnitedHealthcare's national care provider network of more than 600,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals.
UnitedHealthcare (www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to individuals, public sector employers and businesses of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of approximately 25 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 600,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.