UnitedHealth Group Supports People Affected by Mass Shooting in Orlando

  • Optum Help Line available at 866-342-6892 around the clock to help
    people manage stress and anxiety

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies
of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking immediate action to
support people affected by the recent mass shooting at a nightclub in
Orlando. The company is opening Optum’s Help Line, providing affected
residents access to specially trained mental health specialists.

“Unexpected violence and loss can result in shock, grief, fear or
anger,” said William C. Bonfield M.D., M.P.H., chief medical officer,
OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions. “Talking through these reactions with
caring professionals is an important source of support during difficult
times.”

Optum’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free
of charge and open to anyone. The help line offers specially trained
Optum mental health specialists to help people manage their stress and
anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs.

Along with the toll-free help line, emotional-support resources and
information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being
company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to
make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group
offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct
platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and
benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and
technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit
UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com
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Contacts

UnitedHealth Group
Lauren Mihajlov, 952-205-6312
lauren.mihajlov@optum.com

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