Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Call for Entries: UnitedHealthcare's Community Care Award in Westchester

UnitedHealthcare’s ‘Community Care Award’ is coming to the greater Westchester, New York, area.
As part of the award program, we are partnering with Westchester area small businesses to help bring to life their innovative ideas to improve local residents’ health and well-being. We will award one small business $10,000 to fund its big idea.

Businesses in the greater Westchester area with two to 100 employees are eligible to submit project ideas for enhancing their communities’ health and wellness through an online application now through August 23.

Judges will evaluate the project submissions and select finalists based on criteria such as community impact, creativity and feasibility. Finalists will present their ideas to the panel of judges on September 13th, 2018 in White Plains, NY.

UnitedHealthcare has previously offered its Community Care Award in New York state communities including the city of Syracuse in 2017.  Digital Hyve, a local digital marketing company used the grant it received to increase access, awareness and utilization of the Food Bank of through digital marketing platforms.

We look forward to a group of excellent submissions from Westchester!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

UnitedHealthcare Opens Latest Health Benefits Resource Center in Brooklyn

UnitedHealthcare is constantly working to make it easier for people to manage their health and enable them to lead healthier lives. Digital tools like our Health4Me mobile app, Rally and UnitedHealthcare Motion make it so that a wealth of valuable wellness resources are always just a few clicks or taps away.

But as much as technology progresses, there is still tremendous value in being able to speak with someone in-person and in a familiar language. This is especially true when you are somewhere as diverse and full of different languages like New York City.

UnitedHealthcare recently opened its newest health benefits resource center to provide enhanced customer service and health education for Asian Americans in Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst neighborhood. Located at 2343 86th St., it is the fourth UnitedHealthcare benefits store in New York City and is staffed by representatives who offer customized in-language support in Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese dialects.

Left to right: Daisy Chiu, Sales Supervisor, UnitedHealthcare; Alice Wei, Sales Director, UnitedHealthcare; Ying (Joey) Zhong, Director, Growth and Quality, UnitedHealthcare; Betty Lam, Sales Director, UnitedHealthcare; Lina Chen, CEO, Health Essential Association; Steve Synott, National VP of Distribution Strategy, UnitedHealthcare; Chris Law, National Vice President, UnitedHealthcare Asian Initiatives; Wai-Yee Chan, Director of Community Engagement, New York City Council Member; Justin Brannan, District 43; Radica Shivprasad, Sales Director, UnitedHealthcare; Josiane Peluso-Tomczyk, Director, Sales & Marketing, UnitedHealthcare Community Health Plan; Daphne Huang, Senior Manager of Consumer Experience and Strategy, UnitedHealthcare

During the ceremony, UnitedHealthcare was presented with a City Council Certificate in honor of the new resource center opening from Wai-Yee Chan, director of community engagement for New York City Council Member Justin Brannan of the 43rd District.

Left to right: Steve Synott, National VP of Distribution Strategy, UnitedHealthcare; Chris Law, National Vice President, UnitedHealthcare Asian Initiatives; Wai-Yee Chan, Director of Community Engagement, New York City Council Member Justin Brannan, District 43; Josiane Peluso-Tomczyk, Director, Sales & Marketing, UnitedHealthcare Community Health Plan

New York Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers can visit the store to learn about their Medicare coverage options or participate in health and wellness seminars in the community room. Customer service representatives can answer questions and help connect people with community resources and social services such as the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program, a New York state-funded prescription drug initiative that helps eligible residents with the cost of prescription medications, or the New York State Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for New Yorkers who meet income requirements.

UnitedHealthcare opened its first New York store in Manhattan’s Chinatown in 1994. Since then, we’ve opened more than a dozen locations across the state in places like Syracuse, Buffalo, Yonkers, Hempsted, Newburgh, Copiague, Queens and the Bronx.

Friday, May 11, 2018

UnitedHealthcare Donated Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Dr. King Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y.

UnitedHealthcare donated 100 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to elementary school students at Dr. King Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y. to encourage kids to become more active. The donation is part of a national initiative between Hasbro and UnitedHealthcare, featuring Hasbro’s NERF products that are designed to get kids moving through “exergaming.”

Each kit features a NERF ENERGY Game Band, a NERF PRO FOAM soccer ball and instructions to download the NERF ENERGY RUSH mobile game. As kids participate in physical activity, they earn “energy points” that are tracked by the activity band, and these points turn into screen time to play the mobile game on a smartphone or tablet.

UnitedHealthcare is donating 10,000 NERF Energy Game Kits to elementary schools and community organizations across the country.

We distributed 100 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to students as part of an initiative between Hasbro and UnitedHealthcare to encourage kids to increase physical activity.  

Players from the Syracuse Silver Knights soccer team joined us to talk to students from Dr. King Elementary School about how they stay active and healthy.

From left to right: UnitedHealthcare SVP Don Napier, Silver Knights soccer player Slavisa Ubiparipovic, President and General Manager of Silver Knights Tommy Tanner, Silver Knights soccer player Bo Jelovac, and UnitedHealthcare of New York CEO Michael Mcguire with students from Dr. King Elementary School.