UnitedHealth Group has been ranked as one of America's most community-minded companies in The Civic 50.

The annual initiative recognizes companies that improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based company ranked first in the health care industry for the second year in a row, and has been recognized every year since Points of Light began the initiative in 2012.

UnitedHealth Group has operations in Moline. 

Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, conducted the survey in partnership with Bloomberg LP.

"This recognition reflects the commitment of our people to serving others," said Stephen Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group CEO. "They embrace our mission to help people live healthier lives and bring that mission to life in communities around the world every day through their work, their giving and their volunteerism."

Last year, more than 80 percent of UnitedHealth employees around the world volunteered in the communities where they work and live.

This year’s Civic 50 survey evaluated companies on several criteria, including: the resources applied to community engagement; how an engagement program supports business interests; how community engagement is supported by a company's policies; and how the program's social and business impact is measured.

True Impact, a company specializing in helping businesses measure their social and business value, administered the survey.

To view a complete list of The Civic 50 companies for 2014, visit www.Civic50.org.

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