Medical bills up 3 percent per person

Member companies paid $24.9 billion in medical bills on behalf of 4.9 million people.

Why We Got the Shot: What Health Plan Employees Say About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Staffers from the Council’s member health plans discuss what drove them to get vaccinated against COVID-19, why they feel it’s critical to be an example for others in the community and how they overcame vaccine hesitancy.

Health Plan Employees Aid in Vaccination Effort, Share Reasons They Received Vaccine

From helping vaccinate our health care heroes to hitting the road in modified city buses to reach underserved communities, Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans are rolling out creative strategies to fight the COVID-19 outbreak and build confidence around the vaccine.

Industry Video Highlights Various Ways Insurers Protect the Lives of Minnesotans

Insurance companies support Minnesotans by protecting the lives, property and well-being of families and businesses. In a video featured at Insurance Day at the Capitol, the CEO of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans joins industry leaders to discuss what insurers do for our state.

Virtual Panel Discussion: Using Medicaid Contracting to Promote Health Equity in Minnesota

Panelists focused on ways to build trust and innovation in health care to allow everyone a fair chance at good health. The Council appreciates insights of Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio of UCare, Dr. Nathan Chomilo of DHS and others who are advancing equity efforts in our state.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal: How Talking About Your Nonprofit’s Mission can Help the People you Serve

It’s important to talk about your nonprofit mission and what you are doing to help others. Why? Because the more people know about what you do, the more your services can reach the folks who need them most.

Wellness That is in Reach for Everyone: What Nonprofit Health Plans Strive to Achieve

Nonprofit health plans are mission-driven companies that invest in their members and communities. Much of this work is connected to what is called the social determinants of health, which are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes.

Bridging the Care Gap: Sanford Health Plan’s Health Guides for Members With Complex Needs

Sanford Health and Sanford Health Plan have launched an integrated service in Health Guides, a bridge between patients, communities and the health care services they provide. Health Guides are passionate about health, wellness and supporting those with complex needs.

Supporting Members’ Mental Health Needs: PreferredOne Partnership With Pear Therapeutics

Protecting the mental health and wellness of Minnesotans is a top priority. PreferredOne has a longstanding commitment in facilitating access to mental health and substance abuse services as part of its focus on health and wellness for members.

Investing in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Medica’s New Call and Claims Center

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to the well-being of Minnesotans. Medica’s recent decision to put a new call center and claims processing operation in St. Paul’s Midway area is just one example of this commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.