refers to a group of companies held by a non-profit, tax exempt holding company
called Medica Holding Company. Its family of businesses include Medica Health
Plans, Medica Health Plans of Wisconsin, Medica Insurance Company, Medica
Self-Insured and Medica Health Management, LLC, as well as the Medica
Foundation and the Medica Research Institute.
was founded by physicians in 1975 as Physicians Health Plan. It was the first
open-access health plan in the state. In 1991, PHP merged with Share to become
Medica. And in 1994, Medica merged with HealthSpan to
form Allina Health System, an integrated organization offering both health care
coverage and medical services. Medica became an independent health plan in
provides health coverage to 1.5 million members. Its coverage is available to
individuals, employers, third-party administrators and government programs in
Minnesota and select counties in Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
2013, Medica generated $3.3 billion in revenue. Nearly 90% of fully insured
premium revenue was used to pay health care expenses.
Health Improvement Medica
offers an integrated approach for employers and members to improve health and
manage the costs of care. Health improvement programs provide personalized
solutions that focus on the whole person, and include a comprehensive set of
preventive, fitness, employee assistance, health and wellness coaching and care