What the Latest Reinsurance Deal Means for Minnesotans

The Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Tim Walz recently took decisive action to pass an extension of the reinsurance program before the April 1 deadline. The impact of the program varies, but in real dollars, Minnesotans in the individual market will be paying between $500 and $4,600 less than they otherwise would pay without reinsurance. 

VIDEO: How Care Coordination Reduces Hospitalizations, Emergency Room Visits

By helping to coordinate preventive health care and explaining medical instructions for patients with complex and chronic physical and mental conditions, care coordination can reduce the use of the emergency room or readmission to the hospital. Watch the video to learn more.

VIDEO: How Care Coordination Supports Transgender, Non-Binary Members

For the transgender and non-binary community, significant health inequities exist. Alex Jackson Nelson, a gender services consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, helps transgender and non-binary members navigate the system. Watch the video to learn more.

VIDEO: How Care Coordination Addresses the Social Drivers of Health

Through working with members on the social drivers of health like food security, housing, income, transportation and education, Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans are helping to improve overall health outcomes for thousands of Minnesotans. Watch the video to learn more.

Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19? It May be Time to Get Boosted

With the spread of COVID-19 continuing to rise, millions of Americans are getting their booster shot as a way to further protect themselves from illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says Americans 16 and older should get a booster.

MILI Webinar: The Value of Nonprofit Health Plans

Being a nonprofit health plan means bringing wellness that is in reach for everyone. That was the topic of a recent Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) webinar with Minnesota Council of Health Plans CEO Lucas Nesse, Medica CEO John Naylor and HealthPartners CEO Andrea Walsh.

This Year, Include Your Child’s COVID Vaccine on the Holiday To-do List

The CDC has formally recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5. In an effort to get shots in arms, health plans and health systems are updating their COVID-19 vaccine outreach with specific information for families about how to get their kids vaccinated in Minnesota.

Back-to-School Review: Measles and the MMR Vaccine

Measles is highly contagious, can be serious — even fatal. With most schools in Minnesota back in session full time and in person, you’ll want to make sure your child is up to date with this important vaccination, as well as others.

Back-to-School Review: The Flu Shot

Most adults and children as young as six months can get a flu vaccine. Recent studies show a well-matched vaccine can reduce the risk of flu illness by 40-60% in the overall population. Talk to your doctor about the flu vaccine and whether you and your kids are current on this vital immunization.