About DAKOTACARE

Looking Out for South Dakotans is What We Do

DAKOTACARE is more than a South Dakota health insurance company. We’re South Dakotans. Looking out for the health and wellness of our neighbors. We offer health insurance plans that are both affordable and flexible. We are the most comprehensive managed care network ever assembled in South Dakota, with plans that include customizable premiums, deductibles and copayments. DAKOTACARE is meeting the coverage needs of South Dakotans with a complete range of choices for comprehensive group plans and affordable individual and family policies, as well as dental, disability and life insurance options.

Our History

In 1986, the physicians of South Dakota came together to do what many said couldn’t be done – create a revolutionary health care coverage system that would keep patient care decisions in the hands of the physicians. DAKOTACARE was a health plan like no other at the time. Medical services were provided at affordable rates and claim processes were streamlined.

In 2016, DAKOTACARE was purchased by Avera Health to continue its strong commitment to the people of South Dakota. Our goal remains the same: to provide innovative plan options and exceptional service by being responsive to your needs.

“Avera and DAKOTACARE have shared values and a shared focus on meeting the needs of South Dakota residents, employer groups and physicians. We are concerned first and foremost for the people we serve.”

– Rob Bates, Senior Vice President of Avera Health