Our Independence

Our organization

The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting firm that has delivered objective analyses and strategic counsel to prominent public agencies, nonprofit organizations, industry associations and private companies across the United States for nearly 50 years. The Lewin Group does not advocate for any policy, program or legislation.

Our principles

The value we place on accuracy, independence and objectivity is reflected in the trust our clients place in The Lewin Group. As such, The Lewin Group must safeguard its integrity and address any appearance of conflicts that may stem from the organization’s relationship to other health care businesses owned by our parent company, OptumInsight, and its parent entity, UnitedHealth Group.

The Lewin Group has established firm principles for preserving the integrity and editorial independence of the work we deliver. Broadly speaking, our principles state that:

  • The independence, integrity and objectivity of The Lewin Group shall at all times be preserved; and
  • The Lewin Group shall supply impartial, fact-based analysis and insights to our clients.

We have business and technical practices in place that ensure independence and separation of Lewin staff, our systems and data, and our work products.

Our ownership

The Lewin Group is a subsidiary of Optum®, a health services and innovation company that combines data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern health care. Optum is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to making health care work better.

Both Optum and UnitedHealth Group recognize that the value of The Lewin Group is its ability to provide independent, objective analysis of health care trends and policies. The impartiality and integrity of The Lewin Group’s work is core to what we do.

Neither Optum nor UnitedHealth Group or its subsidiaries review the work products of The Lewin Group. The Lewin Group operates with editorial independence and provides its clients with the very best expert and impartial health care and human services policy research and consulting services.

"Throughout the engagement, Lewin consultants listened to us and delivered superb analyses and thoughtful guidance — not canned solutions."