About UPHP

Based in Marquette, MI, Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) is a managed care and provider service organization that has been serving residents of the Upper Peninsula for more than 20 years. We provide health coverage for individuals enrolled in Medicaid, the Healthy Michigan Plan, MIChild, Children’s Special Health Care Services, MI Health Link, and Medicare Advantage. But, we are more than just health insurance. In addition to serving our members, we support our community at large by partnering with providers, employers, and community groups who share in our passion for building a healthier Upper Peninsula. 


Advancing the health and well-being of the communities we serve.


A healthy Upper Peninsula with people living their best lives.


While UPHP’s impact on health care in the Upper Peninsula has grown since we began operating in 1998, our inherent values have not changed. These are the values that guide us in our work:

  • Members First: We believe we are accountable to the residents of the Upper Peninsula. We aspire to be our members’ trusted advisor and partner providing access to the highest quality care.
  • Partnership with Providers: We believe the Upper Peninsula’s hospitals and health care providers are valuable partners to improve our members’ quality of life and promote wellness. The best health care solutions come from collaboration with our network of providers.
  • Valued Employees and Volunteers: Our culture is distinct and essential to our success, and it begins with our team. We seek out bright, engaging people and support their growth to nurture dynamic careers and offer impactful volunteer opportunities.
  • Connected to Communities: We believe access to resources and information leads to better health. We strive to build healthier communities and empower people to make smarter decisions about their health.


UPHP became a health plan in August of 1998, when it partnered with 300 medical providers, 15 hospitals, and clinics in every Upper Peninsula county. At that time, the office staff in Marquette was small with only six employees, and enrollment included 1,900 members. Today, the staff has increased to more than 160 talented employees, and we now serve over 55,000 members.

Page Last Updated: 08/1/2023