About Us

About Us

Medica refers to a group of companies held by a non-profit, tax exempt holding company called Medica Holding Company. Its family of businesses include Medica Health Plans, Medica Health Plans of Wisconsin, Medica Insurance Company, Medica Self-Insured and Medica Health Management, LLC, as well as sister organizations Medica Foundation and the Medica Research Institute.

Medica is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA®) for its Minnesota Medicaid HMO plans and commercial health plans in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Our Company

History

Medica was founded by physicians in 1975 as Physicians Health Plan. It was the first open-access health plan in the state. In 1991, PHP merged with Share to become Medica. And in 1994, Medica merged with HealthSpan to form Allina Health System, an integrated organization offering both health care coverage and medical services. Medica became an independent health plan in 2001.

Membership

Medica provides health coverage to 1.5 million members. Its coverage is available to individuals, employers, third-party administrators and government programs in Minnesota and select counties in Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Provider Network

Medica’s broadest regional provider network includes 27,000 providers at more than 4,000 offices, clinics and hospitals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. More than 96% of Minnesota providers participate in this network. Medica also offers a health plan with coverage that features access to a large national network of nearly more than 660,000 providers and 5,100 hospitals. In addition, Medica offers several plans that feature smaller, cost-efficient networks.

Financials

In 2010, Medica generated $4 billion in revenue. Nearly 90 percent of fully insured premium revenue was used to pay health care expenses.

Health Improvement

Medica offers an integrated approach for employers and members to improve health and manage the costs of care. Health improvement programs provide personalized solutions that focus on the whole person, and include a comprehensive set of preventive, fitness, employee assistance, health and wellness coaching and care coordination programs.

Number of Medica Employees

1,386

Community Involvement

Medica Foundation

Medica employees raised more than $328,123 to support local charities, social services and various health initiatives in the community in 2011. Additionally, the Medica Foundation provides funding to community-based initiatives and programs that support the needs of our customers and the greater community by improving their health and removing barriers to health care services.

In 2013, the Medica Foundation provided nearly $1.4 million in grants to community-based and statewide projects that address gaps in behavioral health services, early childhood health, healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities, organizational core mission support in Greater Minnesota and general health improvement.

More information about the Medica Foundation and its work in the community is available on the foundation's website. 

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Medica Research Institute

The Medica Research Institute’s mission is to conduct research that generates valid and meaningful evidence-based information for timely translation into activities that promote health and improve lives. The research agenda for the Institute aims to further the current knowledge base in these three areas that collectively advance the health of our Nation.

  • Health Care User Engagement
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Healthy Communities

Learn more about the Medica Research Institute »



Community Projects

Medica also partners with several community projects designed to improve the health of all Minnesotans. These include:

Our Offices

Headquarters
401 Carlson Parkway
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952-992-2900
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Fulfillment Center
141 Cheshire Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
952-992-8757
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Regional Offices
Duluth
130 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
218-733-1150
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Fargo
1711 Gold Drive South, Suite 210
Fargo, ND 58103
701-293-4700
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St. Cloud / Waite Park
818 2nd Street South, Suite 160
Waite Park, MN 56387
320-656-3940
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