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Get Choice, Affordability Through Sourcewell's Health Insurance Pool

HealthPartners awarded contract to serve Minnesota public entities

Shopping for group health insurance for your school, organization, or union is no easy task. Employees want affordability, choice, and transparency. Administration wants rate stability, an attractive offering to potential employees, and compliance.

You can check all of those boxes as a member of the Sourcewell health insurance pool thanks, in large part, to Sourcewell's renewed partnership with HealthPartners.

The process

HealthPartners was awarded the contract following a rigorous solicitation process. A team led by Sourcewell's procurement department and comprised of Sourcewell risk management specialists, plus three pool members, scored proposals from six of the leading health insurance options in the state. They were evaluated on affordability, innovation, transparency, independence, and collaboration.

Donyelle Mikacevich, human resources manager for the League of Minnesota Cities, appreciated the opportunity to evaluate.

“Having input in what benefits and programs are being offered to our employees is important as a Sourcewell pool member,” Mikacevich said. “The RFP process was educational, and I was pleased to see such strong proposals that reflected the areas of importance to the pool.”

Jeremy Schaa, social studies teacher and Royalton Education Minnesota union president at Royalton Public Schools, respected the diligence of the process.

“Many hours were spent going through all of the bids and carefully weighing the pro and cons of each one,” Schaa said. “It was after this very thorough process that HealthPartners emerged as the best candidate for this health insurance pool.”


The plan

The new, multi-year contract with HealthPartners provides a solid foundation to the Sourcewell health insurance pool.

As a member, your organization gets:

  • Quality coverage by a well-known and accepted insurance company
  • Multiple provider-network options to choose the right balance of network size and affordability - new!
  • Administration fee caps to help minimize premium increases - new!
  • Proven rate stability for budgeting confidence
  • An easy-to-use online health portal
  • Annual flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Engaging health and wellness programs
  • A voice in the pool governance and direction

The Sourcewell health insurance pool is open to Minnesota public entities with more than 25 enrolled employees. Learn more at or contact your broker and ask them about Sourcewell.

About Sourcewell

Sourcewell is a self-sustaining government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. We offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members, and cooperative purchasing solutions throughout North America. We are driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.