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HealthPartners plans among top-rated in Minnesota

National Committee for Quality Assurance recognizes health plans for exceptional care and member satisfaction

September 21, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – HealthPartners is once again the top-rated Medicare plan in Minnesota, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).* HealthPartners Freedom (Cost)** plan received a rating of 5 out of 5 from NCQA.

HealthPartners is also one of the top-rated private commercial health plans in the state and one of the highest-rated health plans in the nation, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5.***

HealthPartners commercial plan was rated 4.5 out of 5 nationally for 2018-2019. NCQA has recognized HealthPartners as the highest or one of the highest performing private commercial plans in Minnesota for 14 years (2005-2018).

“We are pleased to once again count ourselves among the top-rated health plans in the country,” said Andrea Walsh, president and CEO. “These ratings reflect the dedication across our health plan and care teams to provide excellent health care experiences for our members. Our teams work together every day to improve the quality of care and services so members can achieve their best possible health.”

Each year, NCQA analyzes health plans on care and service measures. Health prevention and treatment measures make up 70 percent of a plan’s total score. Consumer satisfaction is 20 percent. NCQA accreditation makes up the last 10 percent. Consumers can use this information to compare plans.

To learn more or to see the complete NCQA 2018-2019 ratings, visit

*NCQA Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-2019
**HealthPartners Freedom (Cost) is also known as Group Health Plan, Inc.
***NCQA Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-2019

About HealthPartners

HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit

About National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes clinicians in key clinical areas. NCQA's HEDIS® is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's Web site ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

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