United Health Foundation Donates $1 Million to Support Residents of Florida Affected by Hurricane Ian
Funding will help assist communities to
rebuild in Florida
The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) – the parent company of
UnitedHealthcare and Optum – is donating $1 million to help
residents of Florida address urgent response needs following
The funds will be distributed to the Florida Disaster Fund, the
state’s official private fund for assisting communities recover and
rebuild from disasters and emergencies.
“Our hearts are with the people of Florida whose communities
have been devastated by Hurricane Ian,” said Andrew Witty, chief
executive officer, UnitedHealth Group. “We are working to assist
our members in getting the care they need and to support our care
delivery organizations, while providing resources to aid the
recovery and rebuilding efforts underway.”
In addition to financial support for the affected communities,
UnitedHealth Group is taking the following actions:
- Benefit Flexibility: UnitedHealthcare is offering
exceptions on early prescription refills for members and waiving
authorization transfers for in-network skilled nursing facilities.
Information about additional benefit flexibility will be available
- Deployment of Mobile Clinic: Optum will also send
multiple mobile response units to address community medical needs,
distribute food and water, provide satellite Wi-Fi connection and
telemedicine services for both medical and behavioral health for
those affected by Hurricane Ian. The mobile clinics, staffed by
WellMed and Optum clinicians, are being deployed in various
- Free Emotional-Support Help Line: Optum is offering a free
emotional-support help line to people affected by Hurricane Ian.
The toll-free number, 1-866-447-3573, is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.
– 9 p.m. ET. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.
Callers may also receive referrals to community resources. Along
with the toll-free help line, emotional-support resources and
information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.
UnitedHealthcare serves the health care needs of more than 3.6
million people statewide.
About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a
diversified health care 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 or follow
@UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.
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