OptumHealth announced today that it is providing a free help line to people in Florida coping with the emotional consequences of Tropical Storm Fay. 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 (866) 342-6892. 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 New Mexico and the Midwest, Hurricane Dolly in Texas, past hurricanes in Florida and the Gulf Coast, wildfires in Southern California, 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

OptumHealth helps individuals navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. The company™s personalized health advocacy and engagement programs tap a unique combination of capabilities that encompass care solutions, behavioral solutions, specialty benefits and financial services. Serving more than 61 million people, OptumHealth is the nation™s largest health and wellness business and is a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company. More information about OptumHealth can be found at www.optumhealth.com.

Brad Lotterman
Senior Manager, External Communications