October 2, 2008

State of Ohio Renews Behavioral Health Contract With OptumHealth

OptumHealth Inc. today announced it has been awarded a three-year renewal of its behavioral health contract serving 54,000 State of Ohio employees and their families.

OptumHealth will provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment solutions that include an extensive network of clinicians to provide easy access to high quality treatment, online resources and intensive case management for high-risk individuals. Through its DisabilitySolutions program, OptumHealth will continue to help those on mental health short-term disability and reduce its overall cost and duration.

"For 13 years we have partnered with the State of Ohio to provide its employees and their families with behavioral health services," said Gregory A. Bayer, Ph.D., chief executive officer of OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions. "We are proud of our long-term relationship and are pleased that we will continue to help them improve the overall health and well-being of their employees and families."

About OptumHealth

OptumHealth Inc. 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 60 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.