The Minnesota Department of Human Services, which is partnering with managed care health plans to improve the health and wellness of individuals, selected UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Minnesota to administer its Medicaid program, effective January 1, 2022.
“We are honored to have received a contract from the state of Minnesota, which will allow us to serve more people in our home state, many of whom are our friends and neighbors,” said Victor Fields, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Minnesota. “We look forward to improving the health and wellness of Minnesotans in the communities where we live and work, as part of our mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone.”
UnitedHealthcare will work closely with the state, providers and community-based organizations to deliver care solutions to improve the overall health and wellness of Minnesotans in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties through whole-person, coordinated care. The company will offer health benefit plans for a portion of approximately 600,000 eligible adults and children who meet qualifications for the state’s Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare programs. Membership will include access to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan’s care provider network, wellness programs and comprehensive health coverage. This includes preventive care, primary care, hospitalization, prescriptions and other health and wellness services, often at low or no cost.
UnitedHealth Group, parent company of UnitedHealthcare, currently employs approximately 18,000 people in Minnesota. UnitedHealthcare provides employer-sponsored and Medicare plans to nearly 470,000 people and has more than 36,000 providers and hospitals under contract in the state. For more information, visit www.uhccommunityplan.com.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.