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UCare: Pleasant Radford Jr. joins UCare as Health Equity Officer

EXCERPT: “UCare has hired Radford to develop a robust racial and health equity program strengthening the nonprofit health plan’s work to provide its diverse members with a path to the best health for their lives. He will drive UCare’s efforts to be the leader in integrating the social and medical needs of UCare members through ...
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UCare: UCare achieves Health Plan Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for all products

EXCERPT: “UCare’s full line of Medicare, Medicaid and Individual & Family health plans has earned Health Plan Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This achievement for all health plan products is uncommon in Minnesota. NCQA Health Plan Accreditation evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system – physicians, ...
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UCare: UCare makes insulin more affordable for Medicare members

Today, UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan, announced plans to offer Part D savings on its drug list (formulary) insulin to members of all UCare individual* Medicare plans in 2021. As the rising cost of insulin increasingly causes financial hardship, UCare is stabilizing costs to help our members with diabetes maintain their best health. In 2021, ...
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UCare: UCare expands $0 premium Medicare plan options and introduces new $26 Aware plan with Part D in 2021

EXCERPT: ” In 2021, UCare’s market-leading, individual Medicare Advantage plans offer an attractive, wide-ranging portfolio – including new $0 premium and low-cost plans statewide, new supplement plans, and additional benefits for the same or lower premiums on existing plans. UCare, a community-based, nonprofit health plan, currently serves more than 105,000 Medicare Advantage members across Minnesota ...
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KARE-TV: Health Fair 11 plans public flu shot clinics

EXCERPT: “Medical experts from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and UCare agree: Our country is facing a potential medical double-whammy this fall. The co-occurrence of COVID-19 and influenza outbreaks is a recipe for a community health disaster. Leaders from MDH, ...
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MNsure: Open Enrollment Period Runs from November 1 through December 22, 2020

EXCERPT:  “Minnesotans will be able to enroll in comprehensive health insurance during MNsure’s eighth open enrollment period, which will run from Sunday, November 1, 2020, through Tuesday, December 22, 2020. All plans selected during this time will have a January 1, 2021, effective date. Minnesota’s enrollment period will be seven days longer than the federal open ...
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UCare statement on the killing of George Floyd

UCare condemns the killing of George Floyd and the racism traumatizing our community. For more than 35 years, UCare has embraced Minnesota’s diversity by serving people who often experience the most discrimination and injustice. Now we stand with those demanding meaningful and sustainable change to systemic racism in government, social and business institutions – including ...
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UCare expands its Special Needs BasicCare plan to three central Minnesota counties

EXCERPT: “Starting June 1, 2020, UCare Connect, UCare’s Special Needs BasicCare plan for adults (age 18-64) with certified disabilities, will serve individuals in a total of 65 counties – with the addition of Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. After these three counties exited the South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) plan last year, the Minnesota Department ...
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UCare provides Individual & Family and Medicare members with COVID-19 financial relief

EXCERPT: “As COVID-19 continues to impact Minnesotans’ safety, health and financial security, UCare is providing peace of mind to its members and providers. The nonprofit, community-based health plan is taking several actions to make health care more accessible and affordable: Reducing member premium payments by 20% in July and August 2020; Removing copays for Medicare primary ...