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5 - UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group Inc. headquarters stands in Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S., on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s OptumRx unit struck an agreement to ease customers' access to drugs through Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s drugstores, a move to help the business compete with rival pharmacy benefit managers. Photographer: Mike Bradley/Bloomberg via Getty Images Mike Bradley — Bloomberg via Getty Images

In a year dominated by proposed cross-sector health care mega-mergers like the CVS-Aetna deal, UnitedHealth Group flew somewhat under the radar. But America’s largest health insurer was far from idle. The prolific dealmaker continued to feed its multi-purpose Optum unit — which manages pharmacy benefits, provides health services, and conducts data analytics — including through Optum’s proposed acquisition of DaVita Medical Group and its nearly 300 doctor clinics, adding to an already 30,000-strong physician network. UnitedHealth’s 2017 revenues spiked 9% compared with 2016 to $201 billion. That was mirrored by a 9.1% year-over-year boost in Optum’s revenues, which grew to $91.2 billion.

Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Previous Rank6
Revenues ($M)$201159
Revenue Percent Change8.8%
Profits ($M)$10558.0
Profits Percent Change50.5%
Assets ($M)$139058
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$207080
Employees260000

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Company Facts

Employees260000
SectorHealth Care
IndustryHealth Care: Insurance and Managed Care
HQ LocationMinnetonka, Minn.
CEODavid S. Wichmann
CEO Title-
Websitewww.unitedhealthgroup.com
Years on Fortune 500 List24

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