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News Releases

October 9, 2019 - UCare's "A Salute to Excellence!" celebrates 22 health care providers (PDF)

October 2, 2019 - UCare introduces new 2020 Medicare benefits (PDF)

September 12, 2019 - Allina Health joins UCare Individual and Family plans network (PDF)

August 28, 2019 - UCare Stretch & Stroll is Thursday, August 29 at the Minnesota State Fair (PDF)

August 13, 2019 - UCare enhances diabetes pharmacy benefit with insulin cap (PDF)

June 27, 2019 - UCare hires Jennifer J. Garber, LICSW, to lead its Behavioral Health Services (PDF)

June 19, 2019 - Star Tribune names UCare a 2019 Top 150 Workplace (PDF)

March 5, 2019 - UCare grants promote health equity in communities across the state (PDF)

February 6, 2019 - UCare is first Minnesota health plan to offer Healthy Savings® program to Medicare and Medicaid members (PDF)

December 20, 2018 - UCare Saturdays at MOA Skate the Star ice rink feature FREE skate rentals, hot cocoa and hand warmers (PDF)

November 15, 2018 - UCare, Other Community Health Plans Accelerate the Adoption of Evidence-Based Care Through Collaboration (PDF)

November 1, 2018 - UCare honors 13 health care providers at “A Salute to Excellence!” (PDF)

October 29, 2018 - UCare holds Saturday Medicare Enrollment Fairs (PDF)

October 9, 2018 - New leaders join UCare’s Senior Management (PDF)

October 2, 2018 - UCare Individual and Family Plans expand to Todd and Wadena Counties in 2019 (PDF)

October 1, 2018 - UCare unveils new 2019 Medicare options (PDF)

September 19, 2018 - EssentiaCare expands to three Wisconsin counties in 2019 (PDF)

September 17, 2018 - UCare, Fairview and North Memorial Health to launch new Medicare Advantage plan (PDF)

September 10, 2018 - UCare Makes Healthier Eating More Affordable for Members (PDF)

September 6, 2018 - Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, UCare present UnMasking at Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (PDF)

August 30, 2018 - UCare Stretch & Stroll at the Minnesota State Fair (PDF)

June 25, 2018 - UCare is nine-year Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace; ranked 12th top large employer (PDF)

June 18, 2018 - UCare hires Cathy VonRueden as Vice President of Provider Relations and Contracting (PDF)

June 11, 2018 - UCare’s Northland office celebrates one-year anniversary (PDF)

June 1, 2018 - UCare employees inspire new people powered brand (PDF)

May 2, 2018 - Patrick Mitsch named a Top 10 Industry Emerging Leader (PDF)

April 18, 2018 - Free Healthcare Legal Fair offered to low-income Twin Cities residents (PDF)

April 10, 2018 - UCare’s Ghita Worcester named a Woman of Courage (PDF)

March 5, 2018 - UCare Teams Up with Loppet Foundation on Off-Road Triathlon Event (PDF)

March 5, 2018 - Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and UCare present UnMasking at the Guthrie Theater (PDF)

January 31, 2018 - UCare and Hennepin County team up to act on opioid crisis (PDF)

January 8, 2018 - New leaders strengthen clinical and behavioral health expertise at UCare (PDF)

November 4, 2016 - UCare Mobile Dental Clinic will visit Walker to care for UCare members in region (PDF)

October 21, 2016 - UCare for Seniors Medicare plan highly rated in two national quality assessments (PDF)

October 7, 2016 - UCare launches UCare Connect + Medicare, a new health plan that simplifies coverage for dually eligible adults with disabilities (PDF)

September 30, 2016 - UCare Mobile Dental Clinic will visit Rochester to care for UCare members in Olmsted County (PDF)

September 22, 2016 - UCare Mobile Dental Clinic returns to serve UCare members in Minnesota (PDF)

August 18, 2016 - 14th Annual State’s Largest Senior Stretch & Stroll at the Minnesota State Fair (PDF)

June 30, 2016 - UCare honors 16 high-performing health care providers at “A Salute to Excellence!” event (PDF)

June 27, 2016 - UCare is seven-time winner in Star Tribune’s 2016 Top 150 Workplaces; is 14th top large employer (PDF)

June 10, 2016 - UCare approved to expand Special Needs BasicCare for adults with disabilities in state (PDF)

June 1, 2016 - UCare wins Gold, Silver Aster Awards for excellence in communication (PDF)

May 10, 2016 - UCare hires Larry Lee, M.D. as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (PDF)

April 20, 2016 - UCare’s Hilary Marden-Resnik receives Women in Business honor (PDF)

April 7, 2016 - UCare celebrates 7th year of accessible Target Field seating sponsorship with first pitch (PDF)

April 5, 2016 - Fairview Health Services, UCare plan to merge health care expertise (PDF)

February 15, 2016 - UCare hires Michael J. Ruiz as Vice President of Provider Relations and Contracting (PDF)