UnitedHealth Group

LHC Group
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Health Care Equipment and Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

UnitedHealth Group scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, UnitedHealth Group increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. UnitedHealth Group forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. UnitedHealth Group is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. UnitedHealth Group integrates ESG into all of its business practices and is committed to carbon neutrality by 2035. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, UnitedHealth Group receives a High Risk rating.

Board Bias

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CEO of UnitedHealth Group

Andrew Witty

Andrew Witty

Summary:

Headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, UnitedHealth Group is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Health Care Equipment and Services industry. Andrew Witty and Stephen J. Hemsley serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $165,150 to Republican causes and $33,100 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, UnitedHealth Group currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

Political Contributions of Leadership:

$165,150

$33,100

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
6/5/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenShareholder Ratification of Termination PayAgainst35.37%
6/5/23GovernanceEducational Foundation of AmericaPolitical Contributions Congruency ReportAgainst27.61%
6/5/23SocialMercy Investment Services, Inc.Third-Party Racial Equity AuditAgainst20.21%
6/6/22GovernanceJohn CheveddenShareholder Ratification of Termination PayAgainst42.56%
6/6/22SocialEducational Foundation of AmericaReport on Congruency of Political & Lobbying Spending with Values and PrioritiesAgainst36.70%
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