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HealthPartners private, Medicare plans top-rated in Minnesota

National Committee for Quality Assurance recognizes private (commercial) and Medicare health plans for exceptional care and member satisfaction


September 22, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — HealthPartners is the top-rated private (commercial) health plan in Minnesota, and one of the highest-rated health plans in the nation, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).* In addition, HealthPartners Freedom ® (Cost) plan was recognized by NCQA as the top-rated Medicare plan in the state with a rating of 5 out of 5 for 2015–2016.**

"These ratings serve as a reflection of the work we're doing as a health plan and a care system to improve health and well-being for our members, patients and community," says Mary Brainerd, president and chief executive officer. "It’s a privilege to be recognized for those efforts."

NCQA health plan ratings are calculated using a standard set of criteria, which include clinical performance, member satisfaction and accreditation standards. Health prevention and treatment measures make up 60 percent of a plan’s total score, consumer satisfaction represents 25 percent, while NCQA accreditation accounts for the remaining 15 percent.

Ratings are publically reported and can be used by consumers to compare health plans based on clinical quality, effectiveness and customer service. To learn more, or to see the complete NCQA 2015–2016 ratings, visit

* NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015–2016 — Private
** NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015–2016 — Medicare


About HealthPartners

Founded in 1957, the HealthPartners family of health care companies serves more than one million medical and dental health plan members nationwide. It is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation, providing care, coverage, research and education to improve the health of members, patients and the community.

About National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. HEDIS is a registered trademark of the NCQA.


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