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Sanford Individual Health Insurance Approved in North Dakota

Sanford Health Plan is excited to serve the broader community of North Dakota.

(Fargo, ND) – Sanford Health Plan has been approved to sell individual health insurance plans under the elite1 name to citizens in North Dakota. With a focus on flexibility and affordability, elite1 offers six deductible options and allows people to choose a plan that best fits their health needs and budget.

“Sanford Health Plan is excited to serve the broader community of North Dakota,” says Ruth Krystopolski, president of Sanford Health Plan. “elite1 gives individuals in North Dakota another choice for health insurance with different product designs and multiple new options.”

elite1 is a good fit for young adults who are no longer eligible under their parent’s plan. It is also an option for individuals enjoying early retirement, small business owners and farmers. Offering an extensive network of doctors, pharmacies and hospitals, elite1 provides a wide range of coverage for prescription drugs, maternity benefits and preventive care.

Sanford Health Plan elite1 is sold by local agents, which is a testament to Sanford’s commitment to the communities it serves.

“We are building great relationships with local agents across North Dakota,” adds Krystopolski. “We are confident this plan offers products that will meet the needs of the agents’ current customer base and we look forward to addressing future consumer needs as they develop.”

Sanford Health Plan was approved to sell health insurance in North Dakota earlier in 2010. Sanford offers health plans for small and large employer groups as well as Medicare products (Select and Supplement).

Sanford Health Plan was established in 1998 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanford Health. The non-profit entity currently covers more than 67,000 lives serving South Dakota, northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and North Dakota. Sanford is also working on licensing in northwestern Minnesota.

For more information about Sanford Health Plan elite1 or to find a local agent, call (888) 535-4831 or visit

About Sanford

Health Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and consists of two long-standing organizations that merged in 2009. Sanford is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 111 communities in eight states. For more information, visit

Andrea Voorhees | Sanford Media Strategist  | Fargo Region
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