Business | Brandon Cuevas CEO of UnitedHealthcare California
Since late 2012, Brandon Cuevas has been leading UnitedHealthcare’s commercial business, which offers California employers and their employees health benefit plans and wellness programs that help people live healthier lives. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 2.4 million plan participants across the Golden State and employs more than 10,000 people, making it one of California’s largest health and well-being companies.
Previously, Cuevas served as West Region CFO of UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual business, helping drive the company’s vision and strategic goals across the 13-state region. Cuevas’ experience in health care spans nearly two decades with previous roles that included serving as vice president of finance at PacifiCare Health Systems. He began his professional career in public accounting at Arthur Anderson Worldwide LLC, where he served health care and financial services clients.
“Brandon brings tremendous experience and leadership in helping our customers promote healthier lifestyles and implement effective health benefits programs,” said Dan Rosenthal, West Region CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. “In his latest role, Brandon continue to work to ensure our customers have access to quality, cost-effective health care, and to strengthen UnitedHealthcare’s valued relationships with key medical providers and hospitals.”
Cuevas, born and raised in Southern California, studied at Barclay College in Haviland, Kan., earning a bachelor of arts in business administration and theology, and later at Friends University in Wichita, Kan., where he earned a bachelor of business administration in accounting.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.