OptumHealth announced today that it is providing a free help line to people in Texas coping with the emotional consequences of Hurricane Dolly. Staffed by experienced master™s-level behavioral health specialists, the free help line offers assistance to callers seeking help in dealing with stress, anxiety and the grieving process. Callers may also receive referrals to a database of community resources to help them with specific concerns, such as financial and legal issues.

The toll-free help line number is 800-689-5703. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for as long as necessary. Service is free of charge. Resources and information are also available via the Internet at www.liveandworkwell.com.

Previously, OptumHealth™s help line assisted individuals free of charge following the floods in the Midwest, wildfires in Southern California, hurricanes in Florida and the Gulf Coast, and the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis.

Such help line services are routinely available to members of UnitedHealthcare courtesy of OptumHealth, the health and wellness business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH). OptumHealth serves customers of its sister companies “ such as UnitedHealthcare “ as well as customers of non-UnitedHealth Group businesses.

About OptumHealth

As one of the nation™s largest consumer health services companies, OptumHealth makes health care easier and better for employers, health plans, public sector entities and the 61 million people with access to its services. The Company™s goal is to optimize health, well-being and financial security, while lowering benefit costs and helping consumers make informed decisions about their health through standalone or integrated services. OptumHealth is a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). More information about OptumHealth can be found at www.optumhealth.com.

Brad Lotterman
Manager, External Communications