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ARTICLE UnitedHealthcare Honored for Commitment to Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Feb. 2, 2011) – UnitedHealthcare has received the 2010 LATINA Style 50 Award for its firm commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion, and for offering a work environment and programs that enable all employees to excel.


The award, presented at the 13th Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., recognizes UnitedHealthcare's ranking in the 2010 LATINA Style 50 Report (LS50) as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in corporate America.


"Weaving the talent and different backgrounds and cultures of a diverse population into our work force enhances our ability to meet the needs and expectations of our customers and the communities we serve," said Russ Bennett, vice president of UnitedHealthcare's Latino Health Solutions program. "We are honored that LATINA Style has recognized UnitedHealthcare's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion."


Latino Health Solutions offers in-language, culturally relevant resources to provide a better health care experience for Spanish-speaking health plan customers and their employers. The program, which has a Hispanic medical director, is available nationally to help plan participants better understand and use their health benefits. It also offers participants tools to best manage their health and the health of their families including friendly, bilingual customer care professionals, directories of Spanish-speaking doctors, and bilingual websites with useful health and well-being information that addresses common health issues of concern to Hispanics.


Launched in 1998, the Annual LATINA Style 50 is the most respected evaluation of the best opportunities for the advancement of Latinas in corporate America. This year, more than 800 companies were extensively evaluated on an array of issues as they pertain to Hispanics, including the number of women executives and board members, education opportunities for employees, community outreach, employee benefits, and mentorship and leadership programs.


"We have gone to great lengths to provide a reliable resource for Latinas to evaluate companies, and after a year of research, we firmly believe that the 2010 LATINA Style 50 truly represents some of the best opportunities corporate America has to offer," said Robert E. Bard, president and CEO of LATINA Style Inc.


The Diversity Leaders Conference focuses on the crucial issues facing Hispanic women in the workplace. Sessions will include panels on "Diversity as a Business Imperative," "LATINA Executives of the Year: Nurturing, Developing and Leading," and "Empowering the Employee Resource/Business Resource Groups."


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.