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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 the 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.
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Contact us via phone: 952-945-8000 or 1-800-952-3455
401 Carlson Parkway
Minnetonka, MN 55305
141 Cheshire Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
130 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
1711 Gold Drive South, Suite 210
Fargo, ND 58103
St. Cloud / Waite Park
818 2nd Street South, Suite 160
Waite Park, MN 56387
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.
Medica provides health coverage to about 1.7 million members. Its coverage is available to individuals in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota, and to employers, third-party administrators and government programs in Minnesota and select counties in Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Medica’s broad regional networks include more than 96 percent of the providers and 100 percent of the hospitals in our service area. Medica also offers health plans with coverage that features access to a broad national network across the United States.
In 2014, Medica generated $3.5 billion in revenue. Nearly 84.4% of fully insured premium revenue was used to pay health care expenses.
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 range of support from healthy lifestyles to chronic disease and complex care management.
Medica employees raised more than $500,000 to support local charities, social services and various health initiatives in the community in 2013. 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 $1.4 million in grants to community-based and statewide projects with emphases on Alzheimer’s Disease, behavioral health, early childhood health, generally health improvement and healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities.
More information about the Medica Foundation and its work in the community, as well as its annual reports, are available on the foundation's website.
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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.
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Medica also partners with several community projects designed to improve the health of all Minnesotans. These include:
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