United Health Foundation Donates $200,000 to Support Residents of Puerto Rico Affected by Hurricane Fiona
Funding will help to provide medical
supplies to strengthen care delivery efforts
The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) – the parent company of
UnitedHealthcare and Optum – is donating $200,000 to help residents
of Puerto Rico in their ongoing recovery and rebuild following
The funds will be distributed to Direct Relief, a longstanding
partner on disaster response. Funding will be directed to medical
supplies to help strengthen Puerto Rico’s care delivery
“We are deeply concerned for the people whose lives have been
disrupted by Hurricane Fiona and we’re committed to helping them
recover and rebuild,” said Legna Colon, vice president, Optum,
Puerto Rico. “We are also taking action to ensure the people we
serve have access to the care they need, and continue working to
ensure the safety and well-being of our colleagues in the impacted
In addition to financial support for the affected communities,
UnitedHealth Group is taking the following actions:
- Benefit Flexibility: UnitedHealthcare is offering
benefit flexibility including early prescription refills, leniency
and fee waivers on premium payments, extensions on claims filings,
in-network coverage for out-of-network services, suspension of
pre-certifications and referrals, and waiving authorization for
transfers to skilled nursing facilities.
- Free Emotional-Support Help Line: Optum is offering a free
emotional-support help line to people affected by Hurricane Fiona.
The toll-free number, 1-866-447-3573, is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
– 8 p.m. CT. 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.
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
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