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PreferredOne Expands Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network Access in Minnesota and North Dakota

Golden Valley, Minn. (July 1, 2016)— PreferredOne announced today that beginning January 1, 2017, its open access Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network will be available to Aetna members in Minnesota and North Dakota. The PreferredOne PPO network includes 99 percent of Minnesota and North Dakota hospitals and clinics.

“PreferredOne looks forward to offering our PPO network to Aetna’s employer customers and their employees,” said David Crosby, PreferredOne President and CEO. “I’m thrilled our partnership with Aetna is expanding for the benefit of our combined customers.”

In February, PreferredOne and Aetna Signature Administrators signed another agreement that offers PreferredOne’s self-insured employers access to the Aetna Signature Administrators’ PPO national network of more than 1.1 million providers, 8,000 hospitals and 500 centers of excellence.

PreferredOne has created and administered PPO networks to insurers and administrators for over 35 years. PreferredOne was founded as a PPO and over the past 20 years has extended its products and services to include self insured administration plans, stop loss insurance through PreferredOne Insurance Company, and fully insured products to employers.

About PreferredOne

PreferredOne consists of PreferredOne Insurance Company, a Minnesota-based health benefits insurer, and PreferredOne Administrative Services, Inc., an administrator, that collectively serve more than 1,500 employers and 285,000 members. PreferredOne offers a comprehensive range of health benefits services, including self insured and fully insured products throughout Minnesota and the upper Midwest. PreferredOne supports its members in achieving their health care goals through care management, provider networks, and a full range of wellness and health coaching services. PreferredOne is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairview Health Services. For more information, visit