This excerpt taken from the UNH 10-Q filed May 11, 2006.
Review of Stock Option Granting Practices
In March 2006, the Company initiated separate independent and internal reviews of its stock option granting practices from 1991 to the present. The reviews encompass all option grants made under the Companys various stock option plans in effect during this period. The independent review is being conducted by a committee comprised of independent directors (the Special Committee) with the assistance of independent counsel and accounting advisors. This review is continuing and the Special Committee has not yet reached final conclusions. The Companys internal review is being conducted with the assistance of outside counsel and accounting advisors. Management does not believe the review will result in material adjustments to the Companys previously filed financial statements. However, the review is continuing and upon its conclusion, the Company may be required to record additional charges for stock-based compensation expense. Any such charges could be material and, in such event, require restatement of the Companys previously filed financial statements. The Company may also be required to pay additional taxes for compensation associated with certain stock options which were previously exercised and may not be able to take additional deductions associated with certain stock options in future periods.