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News and Events


News Releases

CoOportunity Health Introduced as Marketplace Brand

July 1, 2012 | Des Moines, IA – CoOportunity Health adopted as marketplace brand for Midwest Members Health. Read full press release

Midwest Members Health Approved as First CO-OP Plan in Iowa and Nebraska

February 21, 2012 | Des Moines, IA – Midwest Members Health approved as first Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) in Iowa and Nebraska; receives low-interest federal loans to support start-up operations. Read full press release

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In The News

New Loan Program Helps Create Consumer-Driven, Non-profit Health Insurers

The Affordable Care Act creates a new type of non-profit health insurer, called a Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan, or “CO-OP.”  CO-OPs are directed by their customers and designed to offer individuals and small businesses more affordable, consumer-friendly and high quality health insurance options. The CO-OP program offers low-interest loans to eligible non-profit groups to help set up and maintain these issuers.  Through December 21, 2012, a total of 24 non-profits offering coverage in 24 states have been awarded over $1.980 billion. Read more

Insurance Co-op On The Horizon
Business Record, Des Moines

June 8, 2012 | David Lyons, a former Iowa insurance commissioner and economic development director, saw the potential to create renewed competition in the state’s health-care market with the passage of federal health-care reform legislation in March 2010. Read more

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