UnitedHealth Triggers More Worry With Filing Delay

Law360, New York (August 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Already under scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sparked fresh worry over the backdating of its stock options after announcing plans to postpone the filing of its second-quarter audited financial statement.

On Wednesday, the health care provider said that it will delay filing its statement with the SEC as the company tries to determine the accounting treatment for various stock options.

UnitedHealth is one of a slew of companies that has recently found itself the target of investigations by federal...
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