Recognizing the important role women play in making health care decisions, UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, has launched Source4Women, a website and online community to help women of all ages more easily manage their health care. Source4Women (www.uhc.com/Source4Women) offers women access to comprehensive information on a range of health topics and provides them with tools that help simplify and streamline important tasks such as handling health insurance claims and finding a physician. In addition, the site offers a range of health, wellness and disease-management programs that address women’s health as they age. Armed with these resources, women can personalize their health care experience regardless of their life stage and manage their health and that of their families.  According to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, women make 85 percent of health care decisions and control two-thirds of the health care spending in the U.S.  “Source4Women will make it easier for women to support their families’ health needs,” said Gail Boudreaux, president of UnitedHealthcare.  “Time is sparse for many women who are juggling jobs, children and other obligations while trying to make sure they and their families stay healthy,” said Boudreaux. “Because so many women are turning to the Internet for information, we developed a comprehensive resource that puts all of the information women need right at their fingertips. We believe Source4Women will help make their lives a little bit easier.”  Women also will have the opportunity to participate in UnitedHealthcare-sponsored educational forums and health fairs in cities across the U.S. In 2009, Source4Women events are planned for Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia, featuring locally and nationally recognized experts who will speak on a variety of health and wellness topics women deal with every day.  Source4Women’s online community will be live beginning in late April.

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