UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. logo.png
UnitedHealth Group's logo
Type Public
Industry Managed health care
Essential service(s) Yes
Country United States
Official website
Twitter (@UnitedHealthGrp)
COVID-19 webpage
English Wikipedia article

UnitedHealth Group is a national managed health care provider in the United States.

COVID-19 response


  • Encouraging 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc): Developed a self-collected COVID-19 test.[1]
  • 31 March 2020 (20 days since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic):
    • Encouraging: Waived member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 through 31 May for its fully-insured commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid plans.[2]
    • Encouraging: Waived cost-sharing for in-network, non-COVID-19 telehealth visits for its fully-insured commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid members until 18 June.[2]


  • Disappointing 16 March 2020 (WHO.svg+5 dayssrc): Told employers they are "expected to come to their assigned work location unless they have self-identified as being at higher risk for serious covid-19 illness or are experiencing symptoms of respiratory infection, such as cough, fever or runny nose."[3]

News articles


  1. "UnitedHealth Group pushes self-collected COVID-19 test". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Japsen, Bruce. "UnitedHealthcare Latest To Waive Patient Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Coronavirus Treatment". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  3. McGregor, Jena. "UnitedHealth Group tells employees to go to work unless they are in a high-risk group, have covid-19 symptoms or meet other exceptions". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-04-06.