Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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UnitedHealth Group

11 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $1,787.3M in penalties

UnitedHealth Group is a managed health care company. It offers health insurance plans through the UnitedHealthcare and Optum business units. UnitedHealth Group serves approximately 70 million individuals nationwide through its family of subsidiaries and divisions.

Correspondence Date
FY Rank Contract Awards
2021 #69 $1,142.4M
2020 #89 $804.6M
2019 #99 $574.0M
2018 #48 $1,515.3M
2017 #17 $3,049.8M
2016 #18 $3,013.5M
2015 #17 $2,717.0M
2014 #16 $3,251.0M
2013 #46 $1,307.2M
2012 N/A $319.2M
2011 N/A $214.0M

11 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

3 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
3/5/2021 Doe v. United Behavioral Health (Denial of Coverage)
UnitedHealth Group
11/4/2019 Pennsylvania Health Care Coverage Violations
UnitedHealth Group
7/11/2019 Berceanu et al. v. UMR (Improper Denial of Coverage)
UnitedHealth Group
2/28/2019 Illegal Denial of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coverage
UnitedHealth Group
10/24/2016 U.S. ex. rel. Mlaker and Jurczyk v. United Healthcare Services
UnitedHealth Group
8/28/2014 Medicare Hospice False Claims
UnitedHealth Group
3/19/2014 HIV/AIDS Mail-Order Medications Lawsuit
UnitedHealth Group
10/27/2011 U.S. ex rel. Poehling v. UnitedHealth Group, et al. (Medicare Advantage False Claims)
Health Net, Inc., Humana, UnitedHealth Group
6/23/2011 Prohibited Acquisition Activity In Nevada
UnitedHealth Group
1/15/2009 Out-Of-Network Reimbursement Litigation
UnitedHealth Group
1/13/2009 Out-Of-Network Reimbursement – NY Attorney General Investigation
UnitedHealth Group
7/2/2008 CalPERS et al. v. UnitedHealth Group (Stock Options Backdating)
UnitedHealth Group
12/6/2007 SEC v. McGuire (Stock Options Backdating)
UnitedHealth Group
12/13/2004 Alleged Medicare Fraud (1996 – 2000)
UnitedHealth Group

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