UnitedHealth Group Donates $1 Million To Sandy Relief


UnitedHealth Group, which employs more than 4,000 people in 16 offices across New York, said today it is donating $1 million to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts for New York and New Jersey.

The company insures 4 million people in New York.

“We have thousands of employees and millions of customers affected across the region, and by working with leadership in both states we hope to contribute to the rebuilding of communities and people’s lives in a meaningful way,” said Rich Collins, Northeast Region CEO for UnitedHealthcare, in a statement.

The company said it had also launched an employee fundraising effort for its 100,000 employees to donate to the Red Cross relief fund, and the company said it would match any contribution.

It said it has registered nurses and licensed social workers from UnitedHealth Group’s various businesses volunteering time in the relief efforts.

New York has raised millions of dollars from companies for its relief efforts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that he is starting the Empire State Relief Fund to raise money, mainly for permanent housing in the New York City area.


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  1. United Health Care raises your rates, then donates a million here, a million there to promote themselves, then they raise your rates again to give each other raises and re-fill their cash register. They use your money to promote themselves and they take all the credit for it. Nice little shell game they have going here. Con Ed is even worse, because they do the same thing and you’re stuck with them.