Sanford Health Plan launches new Medicare Advantage plan


Katie Douglas
Sanford Health Plan
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Medicare beneficiaries in South Dakota, North Dakota and western Minnesota will soon be able to enroll in an all-in-one bundled health insurance option from Align powered by Sanford Health Plan which combines Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B coverage with more tailored, comprehensive health benefits and prescription drug coverage.

“We are excited to offer an integrated Medicare Advantage plan that will provide more benefits, new services and personalized care for Medicare beneficiaries,” said John Snyder, president, Sanford Health Plan. “What makes our offering stand out from other options on the market is that seniors will be able to join a Medicare Advantage plan that is backed by a network of Sanford Health providers working together to deliver personalized care. As a health plan that is part of Sanford Health’s comprehensive system of care, we provide members with innovative services and supplemental benefits to improve health and manage chronic conditions.”

Among other features, the plan will include Health Navigators, personal health assistants who can help members with a wide range of health care tasks such as making appointments, setting up transportation, arranging for a trusted partner to attend appointments alongside members, and coordinating follow-up care.

Medicare Advantage from Align powered by Sanford Health Plan will include comprehensive benefits to meet the needs of members, while remaining affordable with plan options that include $0 premiums and copays. Benefits will include:

Medicare Advantage from Align powered by Sanford Health Plan will be available to Medicare beneficiaries in select counties across South Dakota, North Dakota and western Minnesota during the Annual Enrollment Period which is open from October 15 – December 7, 2021, for an effective coverage date of January 1, 2022. Eligible residents from the following counties can enroll:

South Dakota: Moody, Lake, McCook, Turner, Lincoln, Minnehaha

North Dakota: Barnes, Burleigh, Cass, McLean, Morton Ransom, Richland, Steele, Traill

Minnesota: Becker, Clay, Norman, Otter Tail, Rock, Wilkin

To learn more about how to enroll, visit or call Sanford Health Plan at (888) 650-5022 (TTY: 711) t0 speak with a local agent.

About Sanford Health Plan
Uniquely positioned in the upper Midwest, Sanford Health Plan is a provider-owned health plan that is part of Sanford Health’s integrated system of care. Part of one of the largest non-profit, rural health systems in the country, Sanford Health Plan leads the region in affordable, sustainable health coverage in an evolving health care landscape. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sanford Health Plan provides coverage to more than 200,000 members. Learn more about Sanford Health Plan at