OKLAHOMA CITY – () – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which works with managed care health plans to improve people’s health outcomes, improve access to care, and reduce health care costs, has selected the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Oklahoma to do that Nationwide Medicaid program to administer SoonerSelect later this year.

“UnitedHealthcare has been committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Oklahomans since 1985. We look forward to providing quality, sustainable health care to SoonerCare beneficiaries,” said Megan Haddock, CEO of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Oklahoma. “We are honored to continue our partnership with the state to help Oklahomans lead healthier lives.”

UnitedHealthcare will work closely with the state to provide self-governing solutions and improve the overall health and wellbeing of Oklahomans through coordinated, whole-person care that addresses medical needs as well as social services such as food assistance, transportation and employment, housing and Addiction therapy.

The company will offer health insurance plans for part of the state’s Medicaid program. Membership includes access to the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan’s network of care providers, wellness programs and comprehensive health insurance. This includes prevention, primary care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and other health and wellness services, often at little or no cost.

UnitedHealthcare currently employs nearly 1,000 people in Oklahoma and works with a number of local and nonprofit organizations to improve access to vital health care and community resources, including housing for families and seniors affected by housing insecurity.

UnitedHealthcare offers employer-sponsored, individual, and Medicare health insurance plans, as well as dual special-needs plans, for nearly 600,000 people in Oklahoma. Almost 14,000 providers and hospitals are under contract in the state. For more information visit www.uhccommunityplan.com/ok.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and improve the health system for all by simplifying the health experience, meeting the health and wellness needs of consumers, and cultivating trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full range of health programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.3 million doctors and nurses and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities across the country. The company also offers health benefits and provides care to people through its own and operated health facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is part of the UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified healthcare company. For more information, see UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.