UnitedHealthcare’s Real Appeal® helps eligible customers’ employees lose weight at no additional cost

It’s estimated that nearly seven out of ten adults (69 percent) are considered overweight or obese1 and overweight and obese workers have medical claims that are 7x higher than their fit coworkers.2 Being overweight increases the risk of developing diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.3

UnitedHealthcare’s Real Appeal can help reverse this trend with tools and support to help employees lose weight, feel good and prevent weight-related health conditions. Real Appeal is available at no additional cost to eligible customers’ employees as part of their medical benefit plan.

What makes Real Appeal different?  

  • Interactive coaching, live over the internet

  • Weekly group coaching with other participants

  • Ongoing one-on-one personalized coaching

  • A success kit with program success guides, nutrition guide with recipes, portion plate, electronic food scale, digital weight scale, fitness guide, 12 fitness DVDs and resistance bands. 

  • A personal blender is sent to participants during week eight of the program, in advance of the class content on healthy smoothie options

  • Educational videos featuring popular celebrities and experts

  • Online or mobile tools to track nutrition and physical activity 

To learn more about Real Appeal or any of our clinical or wellness solutions available to your customers, contact your UnitedHealthcare representative.


1. Flegal et al., “Prevalence of obesity and trends in the distribution of body mass index among U.S. adults”; The Journal of the American Medical Association; 2012.

2. Finklestein et al., “Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecast Through 2030”; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; 2012

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); “Vital Signs: Adult Obesity”; August 2010. 

Real Appeal is a voluntary weight loss program that is offered to eligible participants as part of their benefit plan. The information provided under this program is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be nor should be construed as medical and/or nutritional advice.  Participants should consult an appropriate health care professional to determine what may be right for them. Any items/tools that are provided may be taxable and participants should consult an appropriate tax professional to determine any tax obligations they may have from receiving items/tools under the program.