Medica to Improve Access to Recommended Health Care Services Through Partnership with Target
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MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Medica is introducing programs designed to provide its members with improved access to affordable, convenient and recommended health care services through a partnership with Target. The programs are built around increasing flu vaccinations; ensuring babies get a healthy start; and accessing care for common everyday ailments.
“We believe these programs will help motivate our members to get care that follows recommended guidelines and best practices,” said Mark Werner, M.D., Medica chief clinical and innovation officer. “Medica is committed to ensuring convenient, quality care at affordable prices. We are delighted to introduce these programs that benefit our members.”
Improving Flu Vaccination Rates
Each year, as many as 65 million Americans fall victim to influenza and flu-related complications. Because of those risks, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone older than six months receive a seasonal flu vaccination. Flu shots are offered at no cost to Medica members as part of their health plan coverage. Medica members in a group plan or individual and family plan who visit a Target Clinic or Pharmacy for a flu vaccination will receive a $5 Target GiftCard. The goal of the program is to make it convenient for Medica members to receive an annual flu shot while increasing the number of members who do so.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for newborn babies, a practice that Medica supports. To make breast pumps more readily available, Medica members can receive a Medela Pump in Style breast pump or any pump of lesser or equal value at no cost when they present their Medica ID card and a prescription for one at any Target Pharmacy in the Medica service area.
Preferred Convenience Care Network
Target Clinic has been designated a preferred convenience care network for Medica Individual and Family Plan members in Minnesota who are enrolled in a copay plan. The convenience care copay at Target Clinic is $10 rather than the standard $20 copay.
The flu shot and healthy pregnancy programs are available this fall. The Target Clinic preferred convenience care benefit will be available to Medica Individual and Family members starting January 1, 2014.
About TargetMinneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,888 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 91 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.com/corporateresponsibility.
About MedicaServing about 1.5 million members, Medica is a health insurance company headquartered in Minneapolis and active in the Upper Midwest. The non-profit company provides health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D markets in Minnesota and a growing number of counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who also have employees outside the Medica regional network.
Medica’s vision is to become the community’s health plan of choice, trusted for its integrity, respected for its service, and admired for its commitment to innovation and efficiency.
MedicaGreg Bury, 952-992-8437Greg.email@example.com
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