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​Quick Facts about UCare and the UCare Difference

UCare ...
  • Was among the first Minnesota health plans to offer coverage through MNsure.
  • Has the fourth-largest health plan enrollment in Minnesota.  
  • Provides health coverage to more than 92,000 Medicare enrollees, more than 22,000 adults with disabilities, more than 17,000 state public programs members and more than 16,000 enrollees in individual and family UCare Choices plans.   
  • Works with thousands of health care providers across Minnesota and border states. Members have access to more than 43,000 physicians at thousands of locations.  
  • Pioneered transportation, interpretation and mobile dental services for state health care program enrollees. 
  • Was the first health plan in Minnesota to offer health care programs for people with disabilities, and currently serves the most members with disabilities of any health plan in Minnesota.  
  • Was created in 1984 by the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Today, UCare is an independent, nonprofit organization offering health coverage plans in Minnesota.  
  • Offers a 4.5 Medicare Star plan, UCare for Seniors, with customer satisfaction scores above state and national averages, and a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)​ rating of Excellent.  
  • Is led by Jim Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer, who brings several decades of health care experience and executive leadership to his role.  
  • Is a 2015 Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace.