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See our latest perspectives and comprehensive insights related to employee health and well-being.

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The power of connected care

Discover how our human-centric care solutions help your people manage their health.

Making employee health a priority

Women's health and equity

Create meaningful change for women in your workforce.

5 questions with our chief pharmacy officer

Michael Einodshofer addresses key topics facing the pharmacy industry.

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Mental health support for families

We are helping meet the rising needs of youth and families with solutions ranging from self-guided digital support to coaching and clinical care coordination.

Optum Virtual Care Employer Contact Us

Optum Virtual Care Employer Contact Us

Moving toward preemptive kidney transplants

Avoiding dialysis in favor of organ transplant can yield better patient outcomes and lower health care costs. So why is it still uncommon?

Kidney Disease Care: A Comprehensive Approach

Find out how an integrated approach produces better outcomes for renal disease — a common, complex and costly condition.

Regulatory developments in pharmacy 2022, 2023

We discuss the Inflation Reduction Act, the drug pricing executive order and other federal and state regulations passed in 2022. We also look ahead to 2023.

Flexing seniors’ brains and social muscles

Medicare Advantage plans can differentiate supplementary programs by addressing cognitive health and social interaction.

Increasing at-home dialysis for ESRD patients | Optum

See why home-dialysis patients tend to fare better than in-clinic patients, and how patient-centric kidney care management helps them make informed choices.

How holistic programs improve senior health

Medicare Advantage plans need to rise above the competition by going beyond traditional fitness offerings.

Youth mental health research findings

In our new report, you'll learn key findings about the mental health needs of young people and their caregivers, and discover opportunities for intervention.

4 new drugs to watch this year

Breakthrough treatments for menopause, Alzheimer's and hemophilia are coming.

A better path to managing specialty

Learn the actions you can take today to better manage spend and trend while finding the right care for those who need it most

5 ways to improve employee well-being engagement

Discover 5 critical factors to ensure employees take advantage of your well-being offerings and engage with your wellness programs.

Bring your wellness strategy to life for employees

Discover how partnering with a health promotion specialist can help you unlock creative ways to engage your employees with wellness programs and initiatives.

Reality check: New drugs will cost more

The trend toward complex biologic drugs continues.

Tackling the youth mental health crisis

A board-certified adult, child and adolescent, and addiction psychiatrist discusses how to connect children and families to needed behavioral health solutions.

Make your pharmacy benefit plan work better

4 key questions you should be asking.

Inflammatory conditions: Trends, pipeline, management strategies

Hear leaders discuss trends for inflammatory conditions and gain insights on how the market is changing with a deep dive on pipeline, biosimilars, and care management strategies.

Fighting Fraud in Pharmacy

Explore emerging trends and strategies to combat schemes.

Celebrating American Pharmacists Month

Hear from 5 pharmacists on how they’re advancing patient care.

New rules to watch: Summer 2022

How the work of national and local lawmakers will impact you.

Breaking through vaccine fatigue: Top 4 reasons to get yours

New flu and Covid bugs are coming. Time to boost your immunity.

5 approaches to address prescription affordability

Watch our On-Demand webinar to learn about 5 key solutions designed to attack the affordability challenges your members face head on.

2022 International Wellness in the Workplace Study

Optum surveyed large employers around the world to better understand current health and well-being strategies and practices. Explore findings from our survey.

Pharmacy Insights Podcast

Listen to our resident experts discuss critical industry challenges and the solutions you need to control rising drug costs.

Support for substance use disorders

Expand access to evidence-based support to help individuals achieve stabilization and sustain recovery.

Keeping your data secure is mission critical

See how we help prevent costly, disruptive cyberattacks.

3 new drugs to watch this fall

As the year begins to close, we highlight three essential pipeline drugs with an expected U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision this fall.

8 ways to make drugs more affordable

Discover what plan sponsors need to know.

Is your pharmacy benefit manager delivering value?

4 key questions you should be asking.

Fighting fraud

How one plan sponsor recovered $315,000 in six months.

3 ways to deal with escalating drug costs

Innovations custom built for today’s specialty challenges.

Fighting the tide of opioid overdose

The rate of drug overdose death involving opioids has spiked. See how Optum is the first in the industry to demonstrate expertise in opioid management.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped work?

We surveyed large employers around the world to understand health and well-being strategies and practices. Find out what they said about offices and schedules.

4 key forces shaping the future of pharmacy

These emerging trends will help define the road ahead.

Building new possibilities for infusion care

How we are exceeding the evolving needs of the home parenteral nutrition market

Biosimilars explained: 5 questions you’ve been asking

Get prepared for more biosimilars to come to market.

A seamless pharmacy benefit change?

We guarantee it. And it's easier than you think.

Will these 4 new drugs re-shape the market?

Get the latest in this quarter’s Drug Pipeline Insights Report.

Four myths: Carving out specialty pharmacy

Integrating specialty pharmacy means better care, lower costs.

Drug pricing spotlight: Wound care

Combat against brand name products costing 125 times more.

Inform your employee wellbeing strategy

Global employers share insights into health and wellbeing strategy and programme impact.

Smart formulary management

Developing and managing formularies that bring clinical and financial value

Case study: 5/5 satisfaction on implementation

OptumRx earns 100% implementation score from City of Toledo

Why equity in women’s health demands an integrated approach

Why equity in women’s health demands an integrated approach

Creating connections through partnerships

Hear from an Optum Rx client on how we're partnering together for everyone we serve.

Case Study: Advanced Pharmacy Audit Services

How a health plan saved more than $1 million

8 things to look for in a virtual care offering

8 things to look for in a virtual care offering

Walk in their shoes

Learn how real cancer patient and provider experiences drive care navigation decisions.

3 ways CRISPR will change the drug world

Pharmaceutical industry finding novel uses for gene editing tools

Trends hospital revenue cycles

Key trends in hospital revenue cycle performance

Patient-Centered Care Centers of Excellence

Optum's Centers of Excellence improve outcomes through patient-centered care.

Optum My Wellbeing

For employers, My Wellbeing provides information about employees’ health, which can be used to help understand their needs and develop strategies to support them.

Newest regulations impacting pharmacy

View the recent activity at both the state and federal level.

Solutions to the maternal care crisis are coming into focus

Solutions to the maternal care crisis are coming into focus

Health Care's Guide to Machine Learning

What you need to know about AI's latest buzzword.

The rising cost of cancer care

Understand the trends and how to respond.

Controlling the unprecedented costs of gene therapies

See how you can leverage cost benefits from gene therapy.

Hemophilia: Extremely rare, extremely expensive

Better management strategies and new treatments emerge

Managing diabetes gains an 8:1 return on investment

Learn how a third-party administrator’s client improved health outcomes and lowered costs.

How to eliminate prescription waste

Achieve savings by targeting expensive, low-value drugs.

Optum Rx Customer Obsession Video

How one Optum Rx employee made the system work better for everyone

How to manage medication overload

Hear from a leader's perspective on how to manage polypharmacy.

Don't Pay 5000% More for Commonly Available Generic Drugs

This widespread practice costs plans millions.

Will Diabetes Drugs Help Us Tackle Obesity?

Discover four things to know about new uses of GLP-1 drugs.

How a client avoided $109M in pharmacy costs

View the Optum Rx Drug Pipeline Insights Report for 2022.

Inform your health and well-being strategy

Inform your health and well-being strategy.

A new approach to rising specialty costs

See how contracting with medical providers can reduce drug costs

High-cost gene therapies

A comprehensive approach to the next generation of cures

The big picture on cancer

How high cost oncology drugs are changing specialty pharmacy.

Specialty drug prices giving you sticker shock?

See how Specialty Compass defuses exploding drug costs.

5 questions: Optum Rx chief pharmacy officer

Michael Einodshofer addresses the risks, challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

The dangers of polypharmacy

Millions of workers at risk due to overprescribed drugs

Industry trend to watch: Eczema

New treatment options could mean bigger costs.

How our medication packaging helps the planet

New packaging saves CO2, water, energy, and plastic waste.

4 steps to limit infusion drug costs

Specialty drugs account for over half of all drug spending

Making sense of copay cards

How copay cards can disrupt your benefit strategy

Rush to judgement?

An inside look at the FDA's prescription drug approval process.

A young patient’s hemophilia story

See how OptumRx helped change a patient’s life.

Employee Assistance Program for Health Care Workers

Support workers who put others first every day.

Optum Global EAP

The Optum Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a simple, seamless solution to support your global workforce.

Personalized care: Focusing on the member

Hear from OptumRx chief of operations, Jon Mahrt

How the pandemic has changed pharmacy care

Learn how COVID-19 has accelerated the rise of home and virtual care.

Reducing disparities in care and outcomes

Achieving health equity is a community-wide effort.

Redirecting Specialty Infusion Costs by Redirecting Site of Care

See how you can lower your plan costs by up to 52%.

The New Model Of Personalized Care

Predictive analytics improves user experience and outcomes.

Taking the Pain Out of Prior Authorization

How we are revamping the prescribing process

Shipping Sensitive Medications

See how medications are protected in transit.

Rare diseases, large costs

The rise in orphan drugs is offering hope

Build a Culture of Health in the APAC Region

By engaging region-specific expertise, your company can strategically improve the well-being of its employees.

Wellness Coaching helps motivate employees

As a wellness coach, I connect employees with tools and resources that align with their health and wellbeing goals.

Which Rules Will Impact Pharmacy in 2023?

2023 is already a busy year for pharmacy regulation. Read about the latest regulations that could impact you and your pharmacy benefit plan.

Balancing health choices, cost and outcomes

The health care system has fewer resources than ever and struggles to provide care when and where people need it. How can employers support their workforces?

Health and wellbeing now a top priority, say employers

Optum surveyed 347 global employers and found employee health and wellbeing (H&W) is a top priority — and it’s increasing in importance over time.

Unlocking the promise of personal medicine

See how a peek at your genes enables more precise prescribing.

How to achieve more inclusive MSK care

Musculoskeletal conditions are costly, common and fraught with health inequities. Here’s how a more holistic approach can help payers better serve all members.

Creating better behavioral health care

We help people find care and support that’s easy to understand and access.

Support for your entire workforce

Invest in your organization’s most valuable asset — the people — with solutions for everyday life.

Mental health support for youth and caregivers

Youth are struggling more than ever before with their mental health and well-being. We can help.

Helping members achieve their goals

See how the right mental health care makes a difference.

Women's Health: Susan's Story

OB Homecare and advanced analytics deliver results.

Gene therapy: Big potential, big prices

New strategies needed as revolutionary but costly therapies emerge.

Case study: Strategic formulary changes

How a third-party administrator helped clients save $6.49 PMPM.

5 questions: Premium Value formulary

Hear from OptumRx SVP of clinical & formulary services

Health and wellbeing offerings attract and retain talent

See what our 2022 Global Employer Insights Survey says about health and wellbeing (H&W) strategies and practices to help recruitment and retention.

4 more psoriasis drugs on the way

Psoriasis costs up 40% in 5 years. Will these drugs help?

How to control drug costs without compromising care

Explore three principles driving better pharmacy benefit decisions.

Advancing the Frontier of Precision Medicine

The future of guided prescribing is here.

Addressing pharmacy issues that matter to you

From specialty pharmacy to drug affordability, our experts tackle your biggest pharmacy challenges.

3 new first-in-class therapies coming

See how innovation is driving the latest product development.

Specialty and Weight Loss Webinar

Hear how weight loss drugs are shaping traditional and specialty spend.

Supporting people when they need it most

Learn how Optum helped a member find support after a loss.

Challenges in health and wellbeing programmes in APAC

Employers in the APAC region said effective health and wellbeing (H&W) programme promotion and motivating employees to participate are among their current challenges. Find out what else we learned when Optum surveyed 347 global employers.

GLP-1 agonists: A new class of weight loss medications

In this conversation, discover how new weight loss drugs like Wegovy are changing obesity management and their connection to diabetes.

Biosimilars to save billions in this decade

Prices for popular brand-name biologics drop up to 60% with generic-equivalent biosimilars.

Guided help for mental health support

We’re making it easier for people to access care.

Understanding college students' mental health needs

Read about the realities of campus behavioral health care and how we can make it better.

Do employers care about employee financial wellbeing?

We surveyed 347 global employers to learn more about the importance of employee financial health in health and wellbeing (H&W) strategy.

Empowering Clients with more choice and transparency

Helping make prescription drugs more affordable for plan sponsors and the members we serve is a universal focus.

Support the four pillars of wellbeing

International wellness expert Rayson Ng shares how companies can design wellbeing programmes to build a culture of health.

Supporting our kids

Mental health needs are increasing in youth. Experts share their insights on how to best support them so they can grow into healthy adults.

Orphan Drugs Market: Can We Afford Them?

We examine key questions around orphan drugs such as why they're so expensive, how they're being used and what plan sponsors should do next.

Open for Business: Is It Best to Test for COVID-19?

In this Optum webinar, learn how COVID-19 testing can help maintain employee health in the workplace. Get resources for your return-to-worksite strategy.