Labor unions face the complex challenge of securing the best medical coverage at a low cost. For more than two decades, we’ve partnered closely with labor unions to ensure that members have access to a broad provider network and effective health management services.
- Extensive provider network
- Deep discounts
- Optional services and programs
Extensive provider network
LaborCare delivers the largest PPO network in Minnesota and one of the largest in the region. The LaborCare network includes:
- 13,366 primary care physicians
- 19,009 specialists
- 274 hospitals
- 3,788 behavioral health providers
- 1,529 chiropractors
Search the LaborCare network.
Optional ancillary network
The network below may be purchased to meet the needs of a specific group.
- National network -- Access to one of the nation's largest networks for groups with employees outside the SelectCare service area.
Find a Doctor: National.
We negotiate highly competitive discounts for you and protect your fund from overcharges. Some networks pay providers a set fee, even if it’s greater than the billed charges. That can result in you paying more than you should. With LaborCare, you pay whichever is less expensive — the set fee or the billed charges.
Optional services and programs for flexibility
With LaborCare, you get the flexibility to pay for only what you need. Choose from a generous menu of solutions that will help you build a workforce that is healthier, more productive and less costly to insure.
Learn more about health management options.
Keep up-to-date with our LaborCare Update newsletter
The following topics are included in the current issue:
- LaborCare Health Fair: Comping in April
- Keeping an eye on our provider network numbers
- HSM chiropractic providers and claim processing
- Resources available when you need help
- Don't forget our address for access fees
View the March 2013 issue of LaborCare Update.
Health Management Options
Timely information is critical to ensuring that members receive appropriate and effective care when they are hospitalized. At your request, we can deliver inpatient notification reports and medical necessity reviews. You have final authority to accept or reject recommendations to determine the final benefit granted. You may also opt for nurse case management for members with catastrophic illness. Nurses help members by coordinating benefits and care throughout a hospital stay and post-discharge. This helps maximize quality of care and promote cost-effective use of health care.
Health Club Reimbursement
With our Fit ChoicesSM by Medica program, eligible members who exercise at a participating health club location eight or more days in a month are reimbursed $20 off their monthly membership fee. In a recent study, people who began a regular program of exercise and worked out at least eight times a month had a monthly average of 33.6% lower medical costs than those in a control group.
Learn more about the Fit Choices by Medica program.
From the healthy to the not-so-healthy, all Medica members benefit from varying degrees of support. We give healthier members tools to help them stay healthy while those at risk or already very sick receive highly personal, one-on-one support. A recent analysis showed that the most expensive 5% of members accounted for more than 50% of health care expenses. Our new health coaching program focuses on improving results for these members who have chronic disease and multiple health conditions.
Learn more about our health coaching program.
Healthy Pregnancy Program
Promotes early and consistent prenatal care and includes case management and education performed by registered nurses.
Learn more about our healthy pregnancy program.
Medica CallLink® Nurse Line
When members have a health question or concern that is not an emergency, they can call the Medica CallLink nurse line anytime, toll free. Our licensed, registered nurses provide guidance to the next level of care and information about prescription and over-the-counter medication as well as at-home remedies.
Learn more about Medica CallLink nurse line.
Members get access to quality prescription drugs though a network of more than 1,000 pharmacies throughout Medica’s service area and a national network of more than 59,000 chain and retail pharmacies. Our drug formulary helps you manage prescription use and cost while ensuring appropriate treatment for members.
Learn more about the Medica drug formulary.
This program offers personal coaching by phone, access to online quitting tools, support from others who are trying to quit, and information about medications that may make the quitting process easier.
Learn more about our tobacco cessation program.