UnitedHealth Group, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. supplies individual and employer health insurance plans as well as managed healthcare based on data and technology. Its healthcare plans help people access more affordable medical care and medications.
(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)
UnitedHealth Group is a net-positive Humankind Value company in large part due to its Economic Value ($67.3 B), Medical Services ($20.9 B), and Healthcare R&D ($12.8 B). Without trained and educated professionals to deliver care, gains in life expectancies that are possible due to medical research and innovative health technologies would remain only theoretical. Out of every company we have analyzed, UnitedHealth Group is in the top ten for Medical Services. Its contributions to Medical Services and Healthcare R&D include an estimated 699,783.0 additional years lived by people worldwide. Its added economic value comes from offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. However, the company can improve with respect to Opioid Abuse (-$2.5 B). Its impact on Economic Value and Medical Services are associated with its direct business activities. Healthcare R&D and Opioid Abuse are mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships. For this firm, supply chain partners increase its already positive Humankind Value.