Top 20 Private Health Insurance Plans - 2013

October 24, 2013

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) evaluated 577 private (non-Medcaid or Medicare) health plans and ranked 484 of those based on clinical performance, member satisfaction, and NCQA Accreditation. On September 19, 2013 NCQA released their 2013-2014 rankings of the top private health insurance plans.

One noticeable trend is that all of the top 20 health insurance plans are from not-for-profit organizations. What stands out to you?

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Top 20 Private Health Insurance Plans 2013-2014

1. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - HMO (ME, MA)

2. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest - HMO (OR, WA)

3. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO Blue - HMO (MA)

4. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - PPO (MA)

4. Harvard Pilgrim Insurance - PPO (MA)

6. Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization - HMO (MA)

7. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Northern California - HMO (CA)

8. Tufts Benefit Administrators - PPO (MA, RI)

9.  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England - HMO (NH)

10. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio - HMO (OH)

11. UPMC Health Plan - HMO (PA)

12. UPMC Benefit Management Services - HMO (PA)

13. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado - HMO (CO)

14. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts - PPO (MA)

15. Capital Health Plan - HMO (FL)

16. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States - HMO (DC, MD, VA)

17. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Southern California - HMO (CA)

18. Capital District Physicians' Healthcare Network - HMO (NY)

19. Capital District Physicians' Health Plan - HMO (NY)

20. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia - HMO (GA)

Click here to view the complete summary and detailed list at www.ncqa.org.

About the Rankings

According to the NCQA, to be eligible for rankings, health plans must authorize public release of their performance information and submit enough data for statistically valid analysis. NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014 used NCQA’s established rankings methodology, which has been used and widely recognized since 2005. The NCQA Accreditation status in these rankings is as of June 30, 2013. 

Did your health insurance plan make the top 20 list?

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