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At UnitedHealth Group, our work impacts millions of people, in dozens of ways. We are making a difference with better ideas, and there is no limit to where we can go. We are driven to create better outcomes and healthier lives for those we serve, because there is always a better way to care, a better way to think and a better way to succeed.

Company Awards

Phil McKoy, chief information officer, UnitedHealthcare, and Norman Wright, chief of operations, Optum, were named to the Black Enterprise magazine exclusive 2017 list of “Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.”

Ranked #5 in Fortune Magazine's 2018 list of the 500 largest U.S. corporations based on 2017 revenues.

Ranked #1 in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the insurance and managed care sector. This is the sixth straight year UnitedHealth Group ranked #1 overall in its sector and the seventh consecutive year the company ranked #1 in its sector for innovation. Read more about our rankings with Fortune Magazine.

Listed annually in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones North America Index since 1999. Read more about our dedication to sustainability.

Named #45 on the LinkedIn Top Companies: Where the world wants to work now.

In the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights Capital and HIP Investor, UnitedHealth Group ranked 20th out of the largest 500 U.S. companies in corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

The Civic50, a Points of Light initiative that highlights companies that improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business, ranked UnitedHealth Group as a top company in the health care industry for the fourth consecutive year (2017). Learn more about our ranking in the Civic50 and how we're impacting communities.

In 2016, for the sixth consecutive year, the National Business Group on Health honored UnitedHealth Group with a "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles" top-tier Platinum award.

Optum Rx, the fast growing part of UnitedHealth Group, received a platinum award in URAC's Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards. See how Optum Rx was recognized for its Multiple Sclerosis Disease Therapy Management program.

California Employment Development Department (EDD) has nominated UnitedHealth Group for the 2017 California Employer Advisory Council Veterans Employer of the Year Award for our supports of veterans: hiring, education and advocating for veterans.

Military Awards

UnitedHealth Group has been designated as a 2019 Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media for the seventh year in a row. Military Friendly Employers is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today.

Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.

UnitedHealth Group has been designated a 2018 Military Spouse Friendly Employer by Victory Media for our commitment to hiring from the “force behind the force” spouse community for the 4 consecutive year.

UnitedHealth Group has received the 2019 Military Friendly® Brands designation for the second year in a row. This recognition measures a company’s social and material investment in support of the military and veteran community, including consumer supports and protections.

The Military Friendly® Brands designation, a component of the new Military Friendly® Companies ratings, measures a company’s social and material investment in support of the military and veteran community, including consumer supports and protections. (#12 overall out of 60)

This recognition is for UnitedHealth Group’s commitment to recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans, service members and military spouses, partnering with veteran-owned business as our suppliers, corporate social resp. and commitment to military consumer protections and having a positive brand reputation in the military community. (#20 overall out of 68).

Named one of America's Outstanding Navy Reserve Employers for promoting a culture of pride in and recognition of Naval Reserve service. (2016).

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation honored UnitedHealthcare with the Globe and Anchor Award for its support in providing needs-based scholarships to children of U.S. Marines. (2016)


UnitedHealth Group was honored with the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (2016). The award distinguishes employers who have gone above and beyond the requirements for granting leave and providing support for military duty for their employees. Read more about our support as a military employer.


Diversity Awards

Recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for having 20 percent or more of our board seats held by women.

Recognized by the Houston Black MBA for our strategic relationship with the chapter.

UHG was awarded the 2019 Frank C. Carr (Founder’s) Award from INROADS for our commitment to the diversity talent pipeline and supporting the INROADS mission.  It’s the highest honor they extend to corporate sponsors.

Received National Business Group on Health 2018 Innovation in Advancing Health Equity Award for our work that advance optimal health and well-being for people through targeted workplace and/or community initiatives by addressing the social determinants of health and encouraging positive heath behaviors.

St. Cloud State University’s Division of Student Life and Development 2018 Husky Award: Recognized for our outstanding diversity partnership, efforts and student engagement.

UnitedHealth Group was awarded the Corporation of the Year for Supplier Diversity by the North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC). It is the first recognition we have received in the area of Supplier Diversity from any organization.

UnitedHealth Group was placed on the prestigious Honor Roll for the MN Consensus of Women in Corporate Leadership by the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University. This recognition honors our company for having 20 percent or more gender diversity in our executive ranks and board of directors.

Deborah Sundal, UHG senior vice president, general management, enterprise research and development, was recognized with the Women In Business Award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

NCQA Multicultural Healthcare Distinction for C&S MD, MS, OH and MI health plans offers distinction to organizations that engage in efforts to improve culturally and linguistically appropriate services and reduce health care disparities.

INROADS recognized UnitedHealth Group as a Top 10 Strategic Partner for the number of INROADS internships supported in 2016

Empresas Banmédica S.A. was recognized for our high female participation rate on the board of directors and in executive positions. This is the 2nd Annual IMAD Ranking developed by the Catholic University of Chile and an NGO, Female Businesswomen (Mujeres Empresarias), whose purpose is to promote female participation in roles of high responsibility and who this year analyzed 111 Chilean companies.

For the second year in a row, Yasmine Winkler, CEO Community and State UnitedHealthcare, has been named to Fortune’s 2018 50 Most Powerful Latinas in business

UnitedHealth Group was recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company for its commitment to board diversity. 2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the number of women on corporate boards to 20% by 2020. Winning companies are recognized as “W” companies by having 20% or more of their board seats held by women.

UnitedHealth Group received the Corporate Partner of the Year award from the Houston Black MBA Chapter.

UnitedHealth Group was named to The Forbes “Best Employers For Diversity”

UnitedHealth Group was placed on the prestigious Honor Roll for the 2017 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership by the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University. The Honor Roll is an elite group of Minnesota companies that have 20% or more gender diversity in their executive ranks and on their board of Directors.

Recognized by Diversity MBA 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work ranking. We were chosen because of our long-standing commitment to inclusive diversity as a corporate leader and to providing a great work culture with opportunities for leadership development for women and people of color.