Major Health Insurer Medica Brings New Competition to Individual and Family Health Insurance Market in Kansas City, Missouri

Expands Partnership with Saint Luke’s Health System

MINNETONKA, Minn.--()--Medica today announced a new health plan option for individuals and families in the Kansas City, Missouri, area. The plan, Select by MedicaSM, will be available for coverage starting on January 1, 2019. Select by Medica expands the partnership between Medica and Saint Luke’s Health System, which has been available in the Kansas City, Kansas, area beginning with the 2018 coverage year.

Select by Medica will be available in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri. In Kansas, Select currently is available in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

“Medica is thrilled to bring new and competitive choices in health insurance to a broader footprint in the Kansas City area that builds on the great partnership we have established with Saint Luke’s Health System,” said Geoff Bartsh, Medica vice president and general manager of individual and family business. “We plan to be the health plan of choice in this market for years to come.”

Said Robert S. Bonney, senior vice president, non-acute services and business development for Saint Luke’s Health System: “Saint Luke’s is committed to providing the best quality health care for our patients in the Kansas City metropolitan area. By expanding Select by Medica into Missouri, Saint Luke’s patients buying insurance on the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace ( will continue to have access to convenient and comprehensive health care services close to where they live and work.”

Key features of the plan include online health information including health topics self- help resources, medical test information, interactive health tools and medication reference guides. Members also have access to their personalized health information through a secure website where they can view test results and communicate with their Saint Luke’s doctors, among other features.

About Medica

Medica ( is a non-profit health services company headquartered in Minneapolis. The company serves its communities by providing health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. It operates in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin with a regional office in Omaha, Nebraska. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who have employees outside the Medica regional network.

Medica’s vision is to be trusted in the community for our unwavering commitment to high quality, affordable health care. Medica’s annual report, which includes the organization’s community involvement activities, is available online.

About Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke’s Health System is nationally ranked for quality care. It includes one of the nation’s top 35 cardiology and heart surgery programs for adults, recognized liver, heart and kidney transplant programs, one of the nation’s leading stroke reversal programs dedicated to preventing and treating stroke and a nationally recognized children's behavioral health center.


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Release Summary

Medica today announced a new health plan option for individuals and families in the Kansas City, Missouri, area for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2019.


Greg Bury, 952-992-8437