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Marley Prunty-Benson

by Jasmine Batchelor

August 29, 2019

Lead Government Programs Specialist,
Sanford Health Plan

Marley Prunty-Benson, MA, is the Medicaid-Medicare Program Manager at Sanford Health Plan and oversees its administration of North Dakota’s Medicaid Expansion program. Sanford Health Plan operates as the sole carrier for this population, and is a subsidiary of Sanford Health, the largest rural integrated health delivery system in the country.

Marley graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. She also has a master’s degree in public policy and leadership from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Marley has made a career out of advocating for others, including previously serving on the national board for Mental Health America. Marley resides in Sioux Falls, SD, with her husband, two children, and dog, Brontë.

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, with satellite offices in Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota, Sanford Health Plan is part of Sanford Health’s integrated system of care. Sanford Health Plan is the second-largest health insurance carrier in South Dakota and North Dakota, and its network includes 25,000 expert providers and 349 hospitals across those two states, plus Minnesota and Iowa.