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ARTICLE Healthy Texas Small Business Insurance Seminar Offered to Rio Grande Valley Business Owners

MCALLEN, Texas (June 9, 2011) – UnitedHealthcare, the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Lone Star Insurance Services will host a seminar for small-business owners on Healthy Texas, a statewide health initiative to offer affordable health insurance to small-business employees and their families.


The seminar will take place Thursday, June 23, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Lone Star National Bank, 520 E. Nolana, Suite 110, in McAllen. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The seminar will feature Darrell Been, director of small business sales at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, who will explain the 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 is a big part of a successful business," said Cynthia Sakulenski, president, the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "Healthy Texas is a great opportunity for those small businesses who previously couldn't afford to offer their employees health insurance plans. We hope our small-business community takes advantage of this wonderful insurance program."


To R.S.V.P for the event, call the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at (956) 928-0060.


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.