In June 2006, the American Chiropractic Association filed a national class action lawsuit against the American Chiropractic Network (ACN), which is owned by United Health Group and administers chiropractic benefits, and against United Health Group itself, for alleged practices in violation of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
In February 2008, New York State Attorney General Andrew M.
Optum Bank started operating on July 21, 2003, in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a Utah state-chartered industrial loan corporation.
Originally named Exante Bank, it changed its name to Optum Health Bank in 2008 and to Optum Bank in 2012.
In February 2012, United Health Group completed the acquisition of XLHealth, a sponsor of Medicare Advantage health plans with a primary focus on medicare recipients with special needs such as those with chronic illness and those eligible for Medicaid ("dual eligibles").
In March 2007, United Health Group signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sierra Health Services Inc. Sierra provided health benefits and services to 310,000 members in Nevada and another 320,000 people in senior and government programs throughout the United States.The company acknowledged the appearance of a conflict of interest, but admitted no wrongdoing.On January 15, 2009, United Health Group announced a 0 million settlement of three class action lawsuits filed in Federal court by the American Medical Association, United Health Group members, healthcare providers, and state medical societies for not paying out-of-network benefits.United Health Group subsidiaries companies together serves approximately 115 million individuals in 2016.Beginning in 2011 and continuing into 2012, United Health Group implemented an enterprise reorganization.The backdating apparently occurred with the knowledge and approval of the directors, according to the Journal.Major shareholders have filed lawsuits accusing former New Jersey governor Thomas Kean and UHC's other directors of failing in their fiduciary duty. Mc Guire was forced to resign, and relinquish hundreds of millions of dollars in stock options.Under the settlement, United Health Group and Ingenix would pay million to finance a new, non-profit entity that would develop a new health care pricing database.Ingenix would discontinue its medical pricing databases when the new entity makes its product available.Optum Bank is part of the financial services unit of Optum a health and wellness company serving more than 74 million people.Optum is part of the United Health Group family of companies.