The Minnesota Department of Human Services last week unveiled its latest Medicaid contract awards, valued at $3.87 billion. The contracts, granted to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Hennepin Health, Medica, UCare and new entrant UnitedHealthcare, cover about 600,000 children and qualifying parents in the Twin Cities metro area. Minnesota’s Medicaid managed care program currently serves 1,065,148 lives, with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota as the market leader at 383,172 members.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans