A new health plan for employers

Wilderness Health ACO gives employers new choices at a fair price with dozens of plan designs by working with PreferredOne, a flexible health plan administrator based in Golden Valley.

The plan features 10 regional hospitals and more than 30 primary care clinics, including local health care organizations and members of the Wilderness Health collaborative of independent providers working to improve health care in Northern Minnesota.

Since PreferredOne’s statewide network is offered as a dual option with the Wilderness Health ACO network, employees can choose the doctors and premium levels best suited to their needs. Travel networks and coast-to-coast coverage can be added—an advantage for families with students who attend out-of-state colleges.

For self-funded employers, PreferredOne matches existing plan designs exactly, or makes recommendations to further rein in claims costs.


  • Welcome call for new members
  • Same-day access to care team members
  • Nurse advice phone line
  • Network health navigator
  • Fitness discount
  • Tobacco cessation support
  • Employee assistance program
  • Dietician and nutrition services
  • Medication therapy management
  • Member discounts
  • Worksite flu vaccines

Wilderness Health ACO is different

As an accountable care organization (ACO), our doctor-patient relationships extend beyond the examination room and into the closely knit communities of Northern Minnesota. Employees will feel the difference in the more personal approach to their care. And employers will see the difference in lower health care costs.