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ARTICLE UnitedHealthcare Receives Appy Award for its Health4Me App at the South By Southwest Conference


MINNETONKA, Minn. (March 13, 2013) – UnitedHealthcare has received an Appy Award at the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference for its Health4Me mobile app, which makes it easier for people to take greater control of their health by managing their health care, treatment and payment costs. Health4Me was selected over three finalists in the "Health & Fitness" category.


View a complete list of this year's Appy Award winners.


Health4Me provides millions of UnitedHealthcare employer plan participants 24/7 access to a registered nurse and their personal health benefits information, as well as the ability to locate a nearby physician, hospital or other medical facility that participates in UnitedHealthcare care provider network. An "Easy Connect" feature enables users to select the type of questions they have and request a call back on their mobile device from a UnitedHealthcare customer service representative.


"Health4Me makes navigating health care easier for our plan participants and puts key information, including health and wellness tools, right in the palms of their hands," said Jeff Alter, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. "We are grateful to receive this Appy Award – it affirms the value and usefulness of the Health4Me app as a tool to help people lead healthier lives."


Within the app, plan participants can also access myHealthcare Cost Estimator, which enables people to comparison shop for the most common treatments and procedures based on both quality and cost. The estimates, which are personalized to reflect an individual's own health plan benefits, are based on the actual contracted rates with physicians, hospitals, clinics and other health care providers, giving consumers accurate pricing estimates.


Health4Me is part of UnitedHealthcare's portfolio of consumer-friendly technology advancements designed to simplify and enhance consumers' health care experience. For more information about Health4Me, or UnitedHealthcare's other products and services, visit uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.


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 780,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.