Photographs reveal the unintended beauty of machines

artsPublished 28th February 2020
There is something curiously and unexpectedly satisfying about Alastair Philip Wiper’s images of factories, laboratories and industrial facilities.
These are places that, by definition, prioritize function over form. Yet, t… [+5672 chars]

UnitedHealthcare Introduces UMR; National Third-Party Administration Strategy Expands Nationwide | Business Wire

WAUSAU, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, has combined the third-party administration (TPA) capabilities of its Fiserv Health, Midwest Security and United Medical Resources businesses to form a single national business unit, UMR, which will provide integrated health benefit management for self-funded, dental, vision, disability and medical plans.

UMR aims to deliver, on a seamless basis, value-added services such as national health care provider network discounts, advanced claims-control functions, integrated chronic condition management and health and wellness programs, and more flexible benefit solutions that include up to 4,000 customized plan designs. It will also provide additional programs such as integrated care management, pharmacy benefits, stop-loss services, ancillary products and customized reporting services. The new UMR name and logo will be introduced to customers over the course of 2008.

“Our goal with UMR is to provide those self-funded employer customers who prefer third-party administrators with deeper and broader resources, products and services available under a single banner,” said Ken Burdick, CEO of UnitedHealthcare. “As a distinct business...