The health insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group Inc. is buying Preferred Care Partners Inc. and Medical HealthCare Plans Inc.
Preferred Care, Miami, was started in 2001. It now has 50,000 Medicare Advantage plan enrollees in South Florida, Central Florida and the Tampa, Fla., area. It also has 5,000 Medicaid plan enrollees.
Medica, Coral Gables, Fla., has 35,000 Medicare Advantage enrollees and 7,200 Medicaid enrollees in the Miami area and the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area.