UnityPoint Health, HealthPartners launch insurance partnership


West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health and Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners plan to create a new insurance company that offers a new integrated option to consumers.

The partnership — called HealthPartners UnityPoint Health — will utilize UnityPoint's network of providers and HealthPartners' scale and health plan sophistication.

Both organizations will have equal ownership and governance of the new company, which is currently seeking insurance licenses in Iowa and Illinois.

HealthPartners UnityPoint Health hopes to start operations in 2016. Pending regulatory approval, the company will also offer Medicare Advantage for the plan year beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

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