Medicare Advantage

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Many of our patients say they like Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage plans generally offer more comprehensive coverage than Original Medicare alone, such as vision, dental, or prescription drug coverage.

We have worked with two of Minnesota’s most respected health care companies to bring you two new Medicare Advantage plan options for 2019. Our new plans are set up in an accountable care model: an extra level of coordination between these insurers and our health system to ensure quality coverage, great value, and an exceptional experience. Both plans offer two coverage options to give consumers more choice. Learn more about these plans:

  • From UCare
    • Care Core with Fairview & North Memorial (HMO-POS) 
    • Care Advantage with Fairview & North Memorial (HMO-POS)
  • From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
    • Blue Cross Strive Medicare Advantage Choice (HMO-POS)
    • Blue Cross Strive Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO-POS)

*These new Medicare Advantage plans are available to residents of the following counties: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, and Washington.

Other Medicare plans that include our system

Our health system also participates in the following Medicare Advantage plans. Some plans may not be available to you depending on your county of residence.

  • AARP MedicareComplete Headwaters (PPO) by UnitedHealthcare
  • AARP MedicareComplete Lakeshore (PPO) by UnitedHealthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Sync (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Core (PPO) H5959-013-1
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Core MA Only (PPO) H5959-008-1
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Choice (PPO) H5959-014-1
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Complete (PPO) H5959-010-1
  • HumanaChoice H5216-086 (PPO)
  • HumanaChoice H5216-092 (PPO)
  • HumanaChoice H5216-080-001 (PPO)
  • HumanaChoice H5216-167 (PPO)
  • HumanaChoice H5216-063 (PPO)
  • Humana Value Plus (PPO)
  • Medica Advantage Solution H6154-001 (HMO-POS) 
  • Medica Advantage Solution H6154-002 (HMO-POS)
  • Medica Advantage Solution H8889-001 (PPO)
  • Medica Advantage Solution H8889-002 (PPO)
  • Medica Advantage Solution H8889-003 (PPO)
  • Medica Advantage Solution H8889-004 (PPO)
  • UCare Classic (HMO-POS)
  • UCare Complete (HMO-POS)
  • UCare Essentials RX (HMO-POS)
  • UCare Prime (HMO-POS)
  • UCare Standard (HMO-POS)
  • UCare Total (HMO-POS)
  • UCare Value (HMO-POS)

Our system providers may also be in the network of other Medicare options you might be considering, such as Original Medicare and some Medicare Cost Plans or Medicare Supplemental Plans. It’s always best to ask your insurance company or broker if the doctors you want to see are in your Medicare plan network before you sign up.

Northern Minnesota patients

For our patients in northern Minnesota, at Fairview Range Medical Center and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, check back soon for a list of Medicare plans in which our system participates that are available in your region.

Visit to find all Medicare plans that are available to you based on your zip code.