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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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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.

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.

Make your pharmacy benefit plan work better

4 key questions you should be asking.

Pharmacy Insights Podcast

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

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.

A seamless pharmacy benefit change?

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

Four myths: Carving out specialty pharmacy

Integrating specialty pharmacy means better care, lower costs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Making sense of copay cards

How copay cards can disrupt your benefit strategy

Rare diseases, large costs

The rise in orphan drugs is offering hope

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.

Women's Health: Susan's Story

OB Homecare and advanced analytics deliver results.

How to control drug costs without compromising care

Explore three principles driving better pharmacy benefit decisions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gene therapy: How to prepare for a growing pipeline

The unprecedented cost of gene therapies requires a fundamental rethinking of how treatment costs are managed.

More inclusive MSK care: how can employers help?

Discover what employers can do to support all employees who may be coping with costly and common musculoskeletal conditions.

Ensuring responsible use of AI in health care

See how we use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.

The secret to lowering the total cost of care

Rising pharmacy costs concern everyone. Managing the underlying health conditions behind each prescription is key to addressing these high costs.

What’s changing the PBM industry?

In this conversation, learn from Optum Rx thought leaders on how access, affordability and transparency have become imperatives for pharmacy benefit management.

Workplace fitness benefits: What employers should know

Employers must adjust their fitness programs to meet employees' evolving fitness needs. Here’s how to bring your offerings into the new era.

Top 5 HSA Questions That Employees Ask | Optum Financial

Quality Fitness Benefits Are Crucial for Employers | Optum

3 steps to slash medication costs

This is your guide to reducing your health care spending.

The next biosimilar wave has arrived. Now what?

In this conversation, learn about a new class of biosimilars and what this means for competition, cost and volume in the PBM market.

Lowest net cost and your bottom line

Learn about strategies to achieve the lowest net cost of prescription drugs through formularies, biosimilars and our Vigilant Drug Program.

Regulations to watch: Fall 2023

Learn what's at stake as the PBM legislation advances on Capitol Hill.

Personalized care: Focusing on the member

Hear from Optum Rx chief of operations, Jon Mahrt

How to eliminate prescription waste

Achieve savings by targeting expensive, low-value drugs.

The dangers of polypharmacy

Millions of workers at risk due to overprescribed drugs

Alzheimer's treatment: Time for a level-set?

See success rates, risks and costs of the new Alzheimer’s treatments.

Case Study: Advanced Pharmacy Audit Services

How a health plan saved more than $1 million

The Connection Between Money and Health

The connection between money and health runs deeper than just costs — your employees rely on your benefits strategy for overall wellness.

Get ahead of 3 pharmacy trends that will affect your plan

Find out what’s changing the pharmacy market and how it could impact you.

4 new drugs to watch this year

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

Advancing health equity: How Optum Rx Is overcoming challenges

Thought leaders discuss the intentional vigilance needed to overcome obstacles impeding better access to health care for all.

How to manage blockbuster anti-obesity drugs

The pricey weight management drugs work well, but users need coaching and support to maintain the benefits.

Rules impacting pharmacy: Summer 2023 legislative sessions

Learn what's at stake as the Senate considers PBM legislation.

3 ways to address vaccine fatigue

Learn about researched vaccine messaging themes and important steps you can take to promote critical vaccinations for members.

Experts agree: PBMs add value, lower costs

PBMs don’t cause high drug costs — they’re part of the solution. Our drug prices beat the “low cost” vendors.

Combating the opioid epidemic

Medication interventions save lives — more people need access to them.

Gene therapies: Can we afford the future of medicine?

Learn how to manage financial risk as gene therapies become more commonplace.

Exciting advances for sickle cell, chronic obesity, Alzheimer’s

See potential cures for sickle cell and new help for chronic obesity and Alzheimer’s, along with how they work and how much they cost.

5 trends that defined pharmacy in 2023

See which trends are shaping the present and future of pharmacy care services.

Regulatory update: Winter 2023

Get the latest on legislation impacting PBMs.

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.

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.

Creating better behavioral health care

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

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.

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.

Support the four pillars of wellbeing

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

What’s the biggest challenge to health and wellbeing programme success in EMEA?

When Optum surveyed 347 global employers, companies in EMEA said understanding employees’ needs was one of their main challenges.

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.

Emotional Wellbeing Solutions for Health Care Workers

Support workers who put others first every day.

Mental health support for youth and caregivers

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

Drive wellbeing programme utilisation

Strengthen your international wellbeing programme with an integrated health promotion specialist.

Support for your entire workforce

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

Emotional wellbeing support

Help your workforce take charge of their health, so they can be more resilient and present every day.

Optum Global EAP

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

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.

How are global employers driving employee engagement in health and wellness programmes?

Optum surveyed 347 global employers to better understand current health and wellbeing (H&W) practices. Employers told us how they’re motivating employees to engage in their own wellbeing.

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.

Hybrid work schedules impact employer H&W programmes

When we surveyed global employers, we found they are looking to increase the number of health and wellness (H&W) programmes they offer. Find out more.

Helping members achieve their goals

See how the right mental health care makes a difference.

What’s the biggest challenge to health and wellbeing programme success in LATAM?

Employers in the LATAM region said employee physical and mental health are among the greatest challenges for their health and wellbeing (H&W) programmes. Find out what else we learned when Optum surveyed 347 global employers.

Getting ahead of the mental health crisis

See how leaders are advancing data strategies, screenings and exploring ways to connect consumers to mental health support.

Understanding college students' mental health needs

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

Wellness Coaching helps motivate employees

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

Guided help for mental health support

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

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.

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.

Supporting Youth Mental Health: On-Demand Webinar

Dr. Yusra Benhalim shares insights on the challenges we must overcome to reach youth.

Support for substance use disorders

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

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.

Supporting the unique needs of firefighters

When the Minnesota Fire Service needed emotional well-being support for their firefighters, Optum stepped in to help.

Supporting people when they need it most

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

Faster access to mental health care

Give employees guaranteed access to mental health care with the Premium Network model from Emotional Wellbeing Solutions.

Managing diabetes gains an 8:1 return on investment

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

Drugs to Watch in summer 2023: New therapies

New drugs for postpartum depression, dermatitis and blindness are coming.

Redefining the prior authorization process

How we are revamping the prescribing process

Optum Rx Drug Pipeline Insights Reports

Read the most recent quarterly reports on new drugs coming down the pipeline.

How our medication packaging helps the planet

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

Shipping sensitive medications

See how medications are protected in transit.

Smart formulary management

Developing and managing formularies that bring clinical and financial value

Transforming the pharmacy industry with transparency

Hear how the industry’s most transparent and independent Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee evaluates drugs for the Optum Rx formulary.

How to make the most of your fitness benefits

Taking aim at the U.S. maternal mental health crisis

New and expectant mothers are facing an epidemic — and a lack of support in addressing it. Read how health plans and employers can help.

Alternative funding: Real savings or problems?

See how much "free" drugs will actually cost you.

Health Equity Vision Into Action Report

Learn how identifying and addressing disparities in health care allows everyone to live their healthiest life.

Regulatory updates with Optum Rx

Stay up-to-date on what’s happening in pharmacy legislation.

First big drugs for 2024

New treatments for NASH, schizophrenia and more are on the way.

Using data to improve health equity

Together, we can identify disparities and take steps toward health equity for all Americans.

Value-based care in behavioral health

Learn strategies to equip mental health clinicians for success in making the transition to value-based care.

A young patient’s hemophilia story

See how OptumRx helped change a patient’s life.

Making better decisions in a crowded benefits landscape

Assessing vendors is daunting enough. But for many employers, limited data, contract variations and employee confusion add complexity.

Weighty issue: How to contain GLP-1 costs

Get strategies for handling the new anti-obesity medications.