Top 20 Private Health Insurance Plans

NCQA evaluated over 577 private health plans and ranked 484 of those based on clinical performance, member satisfaction and NCQA Accreditation. 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. Click here for the plans' most current Accreditation status.

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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)

A Note from the President

"All the health plans in these rankings are exemplary. First, they measure their quality in ways that help them improve and that make comparing plans possible. Then they take the extra step of revealing their results for the world to see—a true public service.” 

NCQA President 
Margaret E. O'Kane 
September 2011

Rankings Resources

Rankings Information

2013-14 Medicare/Medicaid Health Plan Rankings

2013 Methodology (Updated July 29, 2013) (PDF)

2013 Advertising and Publicity Guidelines (Updated August 21, 2013)

2013 Rankings Seals