UnitedHealth Group: Gail K. Boudreaux to Head Commercial Markets Group

Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:30am EDT

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MINNEAPOLIS--(Business Wire)--
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) today announced that Gail K.
Boudreaux will join the Company as executive vice president of
UnitedHealth Group and president of the Commercial Markets Group,
effective May 5, 2008. She will be replacing Dave Wichmann, who has
assumed the position of executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group
and president of UnitedHealth Group Operations. Ms. Boudreaux will
report to Stephen J. Hemsley, president and chief executive officer of
UnitedHealth Group. Previously, Ms. Boudreaux was executive vice
president of Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC).

   "We could not have asked for a better executive than Gail
Boudreaux to step in and run the Commercial Markets Group," said Mr.
Hemsley. "She is an exceptional senior leader with a wealth of health
care experience. Gail's strong business knowledge of the health care
industry, coupled with her outstanding leadership skills and focus on
service quality, will drive further positive change at UnitedHealth
Group and help us deliver improved service and innovation to our

   Ms. Boudreaux will be responsible for establishing and maintaining
all customer-facing business processes and services in the Commercial
Markets Group.

   As executive vice president of HCSC, Ms. Boudreaux was responsible
for the Illinois, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma Blue Cross and Blue
Shield Plans and several HCSC subsidiaries. Prior to that, Ms.
Boudreaux was president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, a
division of HCSC and the largest health insurance company in Illinois.

   Before joining HCSC, Ms. Boudreaux held various positions of
increasing responsibility at Aetna, Inc., including senior vice
president and head of Aetna Group Insurance, vice president of
Customer Service, and regional manager, Capitol Region.

   About UnitedHealth Group

   UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company
dedicated to making health care work better. Headquartered in
Minneapolis, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of
products and services through seven operating businesses:
UnitedHealthcare, Ovations, AmeriChoice, Uniprise, OptumHealth,
Ingenix, and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses,
UnitedHealth Group serves approximately 70 million individuals

UnitedHealth Group
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