UnitedHealth Group Inc. is a health care company with its headquarters in Minnesota. It offers a variety of health care services and products through UnitedHealthcare and Optum. UnitedHealth Group serves over 70 million people throughout United States and has a net income of $8.4 billion.
UnitedHealth Group was founded in 1977 as UnitedHealth Care Corporation in United States. In 1979 the first network-based health plan for seniors was introduced by the corporation. It became a public traded company in 1984. In 2010, UnitedHealth Group was named as the Readers Choice winner for Best Health plan provider. UnitedHealth Group was mainly created to manage the newly created Physicians Health Plan of Minnesota.