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New Medica Individual Market Plan, featuring MU Health Care, Introduced in Central Missouri

Available for Individual Plan Members for January 1, 2021 Coverage

October 6, 2020

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Medica today announced a new health plan option for individuals and families in central Missouri. This new Medica health plan that features University of Missouri Health Care providers is the result of a relationship between Medica and MU Health Care. The network will also include Capital Region Medical Center and Lake Regional Health System providers. The plan was designed for individuals and families to get the highest quality care at an affordable price.

People interested in the new plan featuring MU Health Care providers can enroll in the plan starting Nov. 1, 2020, when the Open Enrollment Period for 2021 begins. A variety of benefit design options are available, including copay plans, health savings account compatible plans, and a catastrophic plan for those who qualify. Enrollment in the plan is available through the Health Insurance Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov) for coverage on or after Jan. 1, 2021. More information about the plan will be available after at www.medica.com/IFP.

The new plan featuring MU Health Care providers is available to residents of the following counties in Missouri: Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan and Osage.

The provider network for the plan includes more than 1,230 primary care and specialty physicians, seven hospitals, home health services and multiple urgent and quick care options.

The new plan features the Healthy Living with Medica program, a personalized wellness program with reward and discounts earned for participation. The plan also includes the Ovia Health app for expectant parents, which provides personalized clinically based guidance and support for the parenthood journey. Members also have access to a Health Advocate, an individual who helps members address health care concerns and can do the legwork to help identify appropriate providers and find answers to questions about claims, costs, procedures and other health matters.

"Medica is pleased to offer coverage for the high-quality care that MU Health Care provides," said Geoff Bartsh, Medica senior vice president for individual and family business. "Medica is committed to making care more efficient and accessible, and this Medica plan featuring MU Health Care does that by providing a seamless care experience through our relationship with MU Health Care."

Said Jonathan Curtright, MU Health Care CEO: "MU Health Care is pleased to partner with Medica to bring access to more plan options and health care services to the communities we serve. With a shared goal to deliver high-quality, affordable care, the Medica plan featuring MU Health Care providers and our colleagues at Capital Region Medical Center and Lake Regional Health System offers a robust network of providers, services and programs to people living and working in the mid-Missouri area."

About Medica

Medica is a non-profit health plan headquartered in Minnesota. The company serves communities in the heart of America by providing health care coverage and related services in the employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. It operates in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Medica's vision is to be trusted in the community for our unwavering commitment to high quality, affordable health care. Medica's annual report, which includes the organization's community involvement activities, is available online.

 

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Medica
Greg Bury
612-810-4556
greg.bury@medica.com

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