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Medica Wins Two Awards in the 45th Annual Telly Awards

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Medica today announced it has received two Telly Awards in the 45th Annual Telly Awards for a video that focuses on the mental health journey of one of its executives, Dan Abdul, Chief Information and Operating Officer. Medica competed against nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers and earned a silver in the Craft – Videography & Cinematography category, and a bronze in the General – Advocacy & Causes category.

The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies.

Medica's video was produced a year ago, making the awards timely as May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It can be viewed online.

The support I’ve received since sharing my story has been overwhelming,” Abdul said. “It’s an amazing feeling to work for a company that embraces and honors our personal challenges. My hope is that by sharing my story, others will be encouraged to get the help they need for any mental health issues they may be facing.

Added Christina Palladino, Medica Communications Manager: “Telling Dan’s compelling story of resilience was an honor and a privilege. His willingness to share this moving journey and include his family made this a powerful and award-winning story

Said Telly Awards Managing Director Amanda Needham: “The caliber of the work this season truly has reflected the theme of going beyond the frame. Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world's most pressing issues

In addition to Medica, this year's winners include Adobe, Calvin Klein, ESPN, LinkedIn, Mother Jones, MTV Entertainment Studios, NASA, the LA Clippers (NBA). PlayStation Studios, Sawhorse Productions and TelevisaUnivison. The full list of the 45th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at www.tellyawards.com/winners.

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About The Telly Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include the Gotham Institute, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, LAPPG, Production Hub, Green the Bid, Video Consortium, and Series Fest. New Partners include FWD- Doc, AI Film Festival, Reel Abilities Film Festival, and Film Fatales.

More information can be found at the Telly Awards Press Center: https://tlly.co/press

About Medica

Medica (www.medica.com) is a nonprofit health plan headquartered in Minnesota. The company serves communities by providing health care coverage and related services in the employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. It operates in Minnesota, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Medica's vision is to be trusted in the community for our unwavering commitment to high quality, affordable health care.

Media contact:

Greg Bury
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