The Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) is a consumer-centered, Upper Peninsula-based, provider service organization of physicians, hospitals, clinics, and ancillary providers.
The Upper Peninsula Health Plan became a health plan for Upper Peninsula residents on August 1, 1998, when it partnered with 300 medical providers, 15 hospitals, and clinics in every Upper Peninsula county. The office staff in Marquette was small, with six employees. UPHP started managing the health care of 1,900 enrolled members.
Today, the network exceeds 900 providers, the staff has increased to more than 80 employees, and enrollment has increased to 30,000 Medicaid and MIChild members.
The health plan’s success has provided employment, wages, and benefits for a talented segment of the Marquette County community. The staff has contributed time and resources to many regional and national charitable events.
Thousands of Upper Peninsula residents get care from the UPHP network via commercial insurance – often offered by their employers. UPHP serves as the hub for all commercial managed-care and preferred provider organization (PPO) activity in the Upper Peninsula.