The National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit health plan accreditation organization, has unleashed its annual ranking of private health insurance plans, which have also been published in Consumer Reports. As present, the list only contains health management organizations.
Only the top four providers received the full five points in consumer satisfaction, treatment and prevention. New England providers took top honors this year, with Harvard Pilgrim taking first (Massachusetts and Maine) and third (New Hampshire), and Tufts Associated coming in second. Florida’s Capital Health plan came in fourth.
In addition to the list, NCQA released a detailed report card for each HMO (241-page PDF). There, plans are rated for specific satisfaction measures, diseases and patient groups.
Look for similar rankings of Medicare and Medicaid plans to come out in the next month or so.