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ARTICLE UnitedHealth Group Tops FORTUNE's 2011 "World's Most Admired Companies" List in Insurance and Managed Care

MINNETONKA, Minn. (March 11, 2011) – Diversified health and well-being company UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) earned the top overall ranking among insurance and managed care companies in FORTUNE's 2011 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, featured in the magazine's March 21 issue.


UnitedHealth Group also ranked highest among the sector for the following individual categories: quality of products and services, innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, and long-term investment.


"Recognition as No. 1 in our category on FORTUNE's Most Admired Companies list is a testament to our 87,000 employees' commitment to service, fundamental execution and innovation to help people live healthier lives and make health care work better," said Stephen J. Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group president and CEO. "It affirms the value of our approach to serving the needs of customers and stakeholders across the health care system."


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FORTUNE's "Most Admired Companies" list is widely considered a definitive measure of corporate performance and reputation. Since 1997, FORTUNE has collaborated with The Hay Group to identify, select and rank the World's Most Admired Companies and uncover the business practices that make these companies both highly regarded and successful.


About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group 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 six operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual; UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement; UnitedHealthcare Community & State; OptumHealth; Ingenix; and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million individuals worldwide.