UPDATE, 9/29/17 UnitedHealth Group currently has 407 positions for which telecommuters can be considered, 388 of which are full-time with benefits. The roles range from nurse practitioners, to policy & contracts analysts, to case managers, to pharmacists, to sales reps. To see all their remote opportunities, visit the Search Jobs section of their career site. Scroll down until you see "Telecommuter Position" on the left side. Select "Yes" from the drop-down menu, and then only positions that allow you to work-from-home will appear. Some of them may require travel, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of the entire listing and see what percentage of the hours the worker would spend on the road.
Original story which ran in May 2017 is below.
For busy working mothers in need of flexibility, a work-from-home job can be a great way to utilize your talents without wasting precious time on a commute. Employers are realizing this too and creating new opportunities to hire talented employees to work remotely. UnitedHealth Group–which operates UnitedHealthcare and Optum to provide health benefits and services–is an example of a company that has embraced telecommuters, and was recently named in the Top 250 Companies for Flexible Jobs in 2016 by FlexJobs.
Now in May 2017, the nation's largest health insurer has 376 remote work openings on its career page. The positions cover a wide range of fields from social workers to sales representatives. While UnitedHealth is a Minnesota-based company, these positions are available in states around the country. Some of the listings include:
Healthcare Services Coodinator based in Seattle, WA
Clinical Appeals Reviewer based in Waterford, NY.
Healthcare Data Analyst based in Eden Prairie, MN.
Care Coordinator Social Worker based in Elkridge, MD.
Associate Claims Representative based in Greensboro, NC.
Provider Data Consultant based in Oldsmar, FL.
Senior Pharmacy Technician based in Dallas, TX.
The jobs come with full benefits from the company in three categories: Health and Well-Being, Retirement and Savings, and Work & Life. The health plans available include: medical plan coverage, vision plan coverage, dental plan, long- and short-term disability, flexible spending accounts and life insurance.
The Work & Life perks include some unique offerings for working moms.. Along with the standard paid time off and sick days, there are also options like adoption assistance and help for employees who need to care for other family members. Some of the jobs even have the option for flexible time where you can create a schedule that works best for you.
According to UnitedHealth Group’s website, the company is looking for employees to take part in its common goal “to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.” Employees are also expected to share company values which include: integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance.
For more information on UnitedHealth Groups remote job opportunities, you can visit its career website where you can look through the jobs and even customize the search to meet your exact needs.