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United HealthCare's Health Plans in Five Markets to be Part of AARP Health Care Program

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- United HealthCare Corporation (NYSE: UNH) said today that its proposal to make its managed health plan services available to American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) members in five markets was accepted by AARP. The five markets are Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis and New England. United HealthCare now begins open discussions with AARP on this managed care program. If the contract is approved, United HealthCare expects to be able to offer its managed health plan services to AARP members in mid to late 1997.

AARP's decision to make available managed care products is part of the Association's plan to offers its members a wider range of health care options.

"We welcome the opportunity to broaden our discussions with AARP and applaud their decision to offer AARP members a full range of health care choices," said William W. McGuire, president, chairman and chief executive officer of United HealthCare.

United HealthCare also said that its proposed contract with AARP for the delivery of Medicare supplement and hospital indemnity insurance products continues to be negotiated consistent with the company's previous announcement. It is expected to be effective January, 1998.

AARP is the nation's leading organization for people 50 and older with a membership of over 30 million individuals. It serves their needs and interests through research, informative programs, and community services and advocacy provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country. The organization also offers members a wide range of special benefits, including Modern Maturity and the monthly Bulletin.

United HealthCare Corporation (www.uhc.com) is a national leader in health care management, serving purchasers, consumers, managers and providers of health care since 1974. The company serves over 40 million individuals through a broad continuum of health care products and services.

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