HealthPartners is a Minnesota-based integrated medical system, which has grown to become the largest nonprofit, consumer-governed health care organization in the U.S. Providing care, coverage, research, and education, HealthPartners seeks to improve the health of their members, patients and the community at large. They offer plans for employers, as well as individuals and families.
Started in 1954 as a cooperative, HealthPartners has maintained its community focus, and remains a nonprofit organization, the largest of its kind in the country. HealthPartners has the largest contract network in Minnesota with over 15,000 physicians at nearly 4,000 clinics. With a regional network of over 38,000 health care providers in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota, HealthPartners gives even more options with their recent addition of “virtuwell” telemedicine care.
The HealthPartners Medical Group consists of 70 medical and dental clinics in the Minneapolis-St. Paul greater metropolitan area, and includes 17 pharmacies and a mail order pharmacy. The group also has 780 total physicians, 350 primary care physicians, and 60 dentists. HealthPartners hospitals include Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN, Hudson Hospital and Clinics in Hudson, WI, Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, WI, and Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
HealthPartners’ plans, organization, and medical facilities have received many accolades over the years from various sources, giving evidence of the high quality of the company. They were ranked among the top 25 plans in the U.S. by the NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-12 for the private market. According to a 2011-12 survey by CAHPS, HealthPartners is the highest rated health plan for overall consumer experience.
HealthPartners Medical Group was the highest performing medical group for primary care in the Minnesota Community Measurement 2011 report, achieving above-average ratings in 10 out of 12 categories. HealthPartners clinics become recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by NCQA in 2008, and their mail-order pharmacy earned a safety seal of approval from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
The company has also received multiple recognitions for being one of the best places to work in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
HealthPartners Individual Plans
Ideal for individuals looking for affordable coverage with upfront benefits, Compass plans provide four copay office visits and unlimited free telemedicine visits before meeting the deductible. Deductibles range from $2,000 to $15,000 for individuals, and double the cost for families. Coverage is available on most types of care, including preventive services, lab work and X-ray, prescriptions, emergency care, and hospitalization at 80 or 100 percent after deductible.
A full, comprehensive plan with flexible options, this PPO plan offers a wide range of benefits, from doctor’s office visits and prescriptions to hospitalization and maternity care. Most services are covered at either 80 or 100 percent after deductible, with the exception of preventive care, which is free with in-network providers. Deductible options are in intervals between $2,000 and $10,000 for individuals. Use HealthPartners’ large network of providers for discounted rates or the out-of-network provider of your preference.
The HSA-qualified option from HealthPartners, Empower plans offer 100 percent coverage after deductible on all services covered by the Traditional plan. Two deductible choices are available: $3,050 or $5,950, both of which have the same benefits and the ability to open a Health Savings Account. Premiums are higher with these plans, though your tax advantages will pay off by using your HSA to pay for medical costs. Preventive care is available for no charge before you meet the deductible.