Gravie partners with Minnesota Healthcare Consortium

Minneapolis-based benefits company Gravie was selected by the Minnesota Healthcare Consortium (MHC), a joint powers group of seven of Minnesota’s regional service cooperatives, for the administration and brokerage services of the new Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA). This new partnership with Gravie provides an additional offering to help meet MHC’s members’ healthcare coverage and affordability needs. The partnership comes at an important time, when employers are looking for more predictability and peace of mind than ever before in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our members need more options to address health care coverage and affordability. Gravie has proven solutions for ICHRAs. We are excited to partner with Gravie to present yet another alternative for group coverage for our member employers and employees.” – MHC Executive Chair, Paul Brinkman.

Healthcare costs continue to rise at an unacceptable rate, and organizations are looking for creative ways to control benefits spend while still offering competitive plans. With the Gravie partnership, MHC members who choose the ICHRA will work with Gravie Care – advisors who can support members in navigating claims, networks, bills or other unfamiliar health benefits territory. Likewise, Gravie account managers support employers by taking on much of the administrative burden that employers are less equipped to deal with.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Minnesota Healthcare Consortium to bring Gravie’s ICHRA solution to public employers and non-profit entities across Minnesota. Combining the significant advantages of offering health coverage through ICHRA, with the administrative simplicity and ease of use of a comprehensive fully-integrated platform, Gravie’s solution is unique in the marketplace, and offers unparalleled flexibility and cost savings to both employers and their employees.” – Gravie CEO, Marek Ciolko.

The Minnesota Healthcare Consortium has regional centers in Rochester, Mankato, Sartell, Mountain Iron, Fergus Falls, Thief River Falls, and Marshall, Minn., and have been providing services to school districts, cities, counties, other governmental agencies, and non-profits since their authorization by Minnesota Legislature in 1976.