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ARTICLE Healthy Texas Reception Introduces New Small Business Insurance Plan for Houston Business Owners

HOUSTON (July 20, 2011) - UnitedHealthcare and the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce will host a reception to introduce small-business owners to Healthy Texas, a statewide health initiative to offer affordable health insurance to small-business employees and their families.

 

The reception will take place Friday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Column A Banquets and Events, 1521 Austin St. in downtown Houston and will include live music by Liz Vaughn and complimentary appetizers. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Small-business owners will learn about the Healthy Texas program, its benefits and how to apply.

 

UnitedHealthcare has been selected to provide insurance plans for Healthy Texas, an employer-based, public-private health insurance program offered by the Texas Department of Insurance. Healthy Texas uses state and federal funding to make it more affordable for qualifying small employers to offer health care benefits to their employees. Premiums for Healthy Texas products are on average 25- to 30-percent lower than commercial market plans.

 

"Keeping your employees healthy and managing health care costs are significant factors of operating a successful business," said Eric Lyons, president and CEO, the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce. "Healthy Texas is a great opportunity for small businesses who previously couldn't afford to offer their employees health insurance plans. We hope our community takes advantage of this new insurance program."

 

To R.S.V.P for the event, call Tomica Young at (770) 613-4749. For more information on UnitedHealthcare's Healthy Texas product, visit www.healthytexasuhc.com.

 

About the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce Since 1935, the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce has served as an advocate for African-American business owners and professionals in the Houston area. Seventy-six years later, the organization's mission and vision has flourished, reflecting the needs and growth of its members. The Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce has provided value to members, area businesses and the community and has remained committed to assisting African-American businesses succeed within the local community. The Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce remains focused on how to impact and provide advocacy, awareness and access to African-American businesses within the community. Visit www.hccoc.org for additional information.

 

About UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.