UnitedHealth buys Connextions to enhance customer experience

UnitedHealth Group's (NYSE: UNH) subsidiary OptumHealth is purchasing Connextions, a health services company that offers technology and business services for insurers and providers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Connextions, whose health agents support consumers and provide guidance on healthy behaviors and treatment options, drives more than $3 billion a year in premiums for insurers by adding customers, retaining existing ones and selling wellness plans. "Connextions' consumer engagement expertise, combined with OptumHealth's ability to connect people to the right care and health resources, can help our own clients make the most of their opportunities to build strong relationships with consumers," said OptumHealth CEO Dawn Owens in a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Article