PacifiCare Health Systems

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PacifiCare Health Systems
Healthcare, Insurance
Industry Insurance
Fate Acquired by UnitedHealth Group
Headquarters Cypress, California
Number of employees

PacifiCare Health Systems (former NYSE symbol PHS) was a Fortune 500 healthcare company based in Cypress, California. It was acquired by UnitedHealth Group in late 2005, which continued to market health plans under the PacifiCare and SecureHorizons names until 2011, when it changed to the UnitedHealthcare name.[1]

PacifiCare had more than 3 million health plan members and approximately 10 million specialty plan members nationwide. PacifiCare offered individuals, employers and Medicare beneficiaries a variety of consumer-driven health care and life insurance products.

The company had 7,500 employees nationwide at the time of the acquisition by UnitedHealth.


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