UnitedHealth Group ranks No. 1 in FORTUNE’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Company” list

For the eighth consecutive year, UnitedHealth Group was the top-ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector for FORTUNE’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. The list was featured in the magazine’s February issue.

The company ranked No. 1 in 7 of the 9 key attributes of reputation – innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products and services. The company rated No.1 in innovation for the ninth consecutive year.

Since 1997, FORTUNE has collaborated with The Hay Group, a global management-consulting firm, to identify, select and rank the World’s Most Admired Companies based on the business practices, innovative spirit and social responsibility that make companies chosen for the list both highly regarded and successful. FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list is considered a definitive “report card” on corporate reputations. For more information on how the rankings are determined, view the full methodology on Hay Group’s website.