Our story has a modest start. In 1975, a team of Minneapolis doctors started a nonprofit health
maintenance organization with a handful of members and a vision to serve the community. Their venture was called Physicians Health Plan, and it grew steadily over the next 16 years, driven by a singular focus on member needs.
In 1991, we merged with another insurer and adopted a new name: Medica.
Today, we provide health care coverage in communities across the country. We do it by partnering with local health care systems to ensure members get quality care and a first-rate experience from
providers they know and trust, all at an affordable price. And our charitable foundation works to improve health and well-being in our members’ communities by providing millions of dollars in grants to local nonprofit organizations.
In 2021, we formed a joint venture with SSM Health, and through that invested in Dean Health Plan. Medica and Dean Health Plan, both mission-driven health plans, have significant similarities in our histories, operations, cultures, and deep community commitment. Our new relationship is driven by technology, a mission driven vision, and innovation. Together we have an even greater opportunity to support the health care needs of members and patients, and to further enhance our provider relationships.
We look a lot different today than in 1975. We serve 1.5 million people. We partner with dozens of health care systems. We do business in 12 states.
But our relationship with our members? It’s still one to one.