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16.05.2014 Press Release

Health Matters (UK) Ltd, Intermediary has for many years worked closely with PPC Worldwide, delivering to market excellent levels of service in the field of but not limited to employee assistance programmes, employee health & wellbeing, performance & training services.

It was announced back in 2009 that PPC Worldwide had been duly acquired by a global leader in the aforementioned field namely OptumHealth Inc., a UnitedHealth Group company, (NYSE: UNH).

Optum said that adding PPC Worldwide and its EAP network allows OptumHealth to further elevate the service it provides to employers on a global level. ­The two companies have partnered since 2005, and in 2009 finally merged to provide international EAP services to more than 40 Fortune-ranked multinational companies. OptumHealth Inc. helps individuals navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and wellbeing goals.

The company's personalised health advocacy and engagement programs tap a unique combination of capabilities that encompass public sector solutions, care solutions, behavioral solutions, specialty benefits and financial services. Serving nearly 60 million people, OptumHealth is one of the world’s largest health and wellness businesses, and is a UnitedHealth Group company. In America OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions provides services to one in seven employees and is supported by the nation's largest behavioral provider network of more than 80,000 practitioners.

Branding

Since the merger PPC has been working towards a transition from the PPC brand to the Optum brand. Considering the size of both companies, the volume of clients they both support and in keeping with good practice, this transition has been a continual process. As part of that process, effective from May 2014, PPC has officially changed their Company name from PPC Worldwide (Personal Performance Consultants UK Limited) to Optum (Optum Health and Technology UK Ltd). As such the Company details will now be as follows:

Optum Health and Technology UK Ltd

4200 Nash Court
John Smith Drive
Oxford Business Park
Oxford
OX4 2RU
Company No. 02237209

Please note that this is a name change only and that the company registered details remain the same.

As PPC move forward as Optum, their commitment to service delivery remains a top priority. Indeed over the next few weeks, formal communications, including invoices and emails will begin transitioning to their new name. As a reminder, there will be no changes to client contracted services. Client contracts will be updated to reflect the new company name during the next renewal cycle.

PPC/Optum working with Health Matters (UK) Ltd remain firmly committed to bringing innovative solutions to the health and care needs of our respective clients, and we look forward to the opportunity to play an even more meaningful role in helping clients to achieve their goals.

Health Matters will keep clients informed and will make future posts of any developments. In the meantime if you have any questions or would like to discuss Optum Products and Services please call 0800 988 0085.
Posted 15/05/14

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