PrimeWest selected to provide human services health plan

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County Human Services will go with PrimeWest Health for its medical insurance provider for low-income residents. It’s not a cheap option with an upfront cost between $925,000 and $950,000.

Human Services Director Catie Lee asked the county board of commissioners to approve the contract with PrimeWest at their meeting July 2. She said her staff had gone through the thousands of pages of proposals represented by the plans from PrimeWest, Medica, UCare, and Blue Plus.

After reading them, the one that understood rural health care the best was PrimeWest, Lee said. They understand the barriers and obstacles rural health care providers face out in rural Minnesota, she said. Further, PrimeWest is owned by a group of rural Minnesota counties with each county having representation on its board...

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