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Tufts Medical, Vanguard launch health insurance plan

Boston Business Journal, August 13, 2013
Tufts Medical Center, its doctors' group and Vanguard Health System are launching their new health plan, called Minuteman Health. The joint venture, announced last August, was funded by an $88.5 million loan from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and will be governed by its members. Federal grants were set aside for up to 50 health insurance co-ops that would focus on greater transparency and lower costs for members. The plan will be run by some heavy-hitters in the local health care industry. The CEO of Minuteman Health, Tom Policelli, previously ran a division of United Health Group called iPlan, which was the consumer-directed part of the business