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Medline buys supplemental benefits supplier

Medline buys supplemental benefits supplier

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline, a manufacturer and supplier of medical supplies and solutions, has acquired United Medco, a national provider and partner of supplemental benefits and member engagement solutions. 

The transaction marks a significant milestone in the growth of Medline’s health plans business by augmenting the company’s distribution capabilities and expanding its supplemental benefit offerings. 

"In today’s evolving post-acute care space, Medline remains a company committed to investing in emerging markets, and we are confident this acquisition will strengthen our health plans business and enable us to better serve our customers and their patients,” said Brad Mariam, executive vice president of Medline. “We are excited to welcome the full United Medco team into the Medline family, and by combining their expertise with ours, we are well-positioned to lead the charge in this growing market and propel our business forward."   

United Medco is focused on serving the Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid and commercial insurance markets, and currently serves more than 1 million members.  

“By evolving our relationship with Medline, United Medco can continue to carry out its mission of serving our health plan partners while now offering a diverse set of new products and capabilities already built out by the robust Medline network and team,” said Rick Langnas, founder and CEO, United Medco. “This is a classic example of the age-old expression, one plus one equals three, as both organizations operate on the same set of core, family-founded fundamentals, and I can’t wait to see the growth that will be achieved over the years to come.”


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