Noridian Mutual Insurance Company began operations in the 1940s. It provided North Dakota's first prepaid hospital and medical health coverage plans. Noridian is a multifaceted corporation that serves 12 states and provides private health coverage, life insurance, administrative services, third-party administration, and many other products and services. The company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, are collectively known as the Noridian Companies. In addition to health care coverage, Noridian Mutual Insurance Company provides group vision and dental coverage, group life insurance, cancer coverage, annuities, flexible benefits administration, third-party administration services, worksite benefits and a prepaid prescription drug program. The company maintains an office in Fargo, N.D.