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ARTICLE UnitedHealthcare Receives World Journal's Business Achievement Award for Service to Chinese Americans

NEW YORK (Jan. 12, 2011) – UnitedHealthcare has been named a recipient of World Journal's "Business Achievement Awards" for its ongoing commitment to serving the health care needs of the Chinese-American community.


UnitedHealthcare is being honored "for its excellence in business advancements and sustaining long-term contribution to the progress of the Chinese Community," according to a congratulatory letter from Han-Sheng Chang, president of World Journal.


World Journal is the largest Chinese-language newspaper in North America, circulating in major U.S. metropolitan regions including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C.


The award will be presented Jan. 15 at an event to celebrate World Journal's 35th anniversary, which will be held at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, N.Y.


"World Journal's Business Achievement Award reflects our commitment to serving the Chinese-American and the wider Asian-American community nationwide, and to providing Asian Americans with resources that can help them improve their health and quality of life," said Christopher Law, national vice president, UnitedHealthcare's Asian Initiatives. "We are honored to receive this recognition by World Journal."


In 1994, UnitedHealthcare was one of the first health plans to establish an Asian-focused health plan that provides culturally relevant health care services to Asian-American businesses and individuals in New York City's Chinatown area. Since then, UnitedHealthcare has opened offices serving Korean-American, Pakistani-American and Indian-American communities.


These offices are staffed with knowledgeable customer representatives who are fluent in Asian languages to better serve customers who drop in for consultations or those who call to seek information about accessing health care. UnitedHealthcare staffers include social workers who assist Medicare beneficiaries access various government programs that are available to them. Medicare beneficiaries who access their care through UnitedHealthcare's Asian Initiatives can receive gym memberships and participate in the SilverSneakers fitness program at no additional cost.


About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare 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 650,000 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.