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One of the largest healthcare providers in the world, UnitedHealth Group offers a diverse range of commercial and government insurance services through a variety of subsidiaries. They operate in over 25 countries and partner with health insurers, hospitals, care providers and other organizations to offer cost-effective solutions to healthcare needs. The company focuses on four key areas – clinical services - helping people live healthier lives, quality & innovation - making sure only the highest quality services are available to customers, information technology - creating new ways to use data from across the group for better results and operational excellence - making sure their employees have all they need to do their jobs well.
The U.S. accounts for almost half of UnitedHealth's revenue with operations covering both public exchanges as well as the private market. They offer group insurance for private employers and individual plans through public exchanges in 34 states, while continuing to expand their offering. The other key area of the business is international where they operate in 20 countries either directly or through partners.
UnitedHealth Group was originally founded as United HealthCare Corporation in 1974 by Dave Wichmann who wanted to create an insurance company that would work with doctors instead of against them. The first contract the company managed involved just eight medical providers and fewer than 50 people working for it; today there are over 350,000 physicians using systems created by the company.