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HealthPartners plans again top-rated in Minnesota

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


September 25, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — HealthPartners is once again the top-rated private commercial health plan in Minnesota. It is also one of the highest-rated health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)*.

HealthPartners Freedom (Cost)** plan is the top-rated Medicare plan in the state. The Medicare plan received a rating of 5 out of 5 from NCQA.***

HealthPartners commercial plan was rated 4.5 out of 5 nationally for 2017-2018. NCQA has recognized HealthPartners as the highest performing private commercial plan in Minnesota for 13 years (2005-2017).

“These results are a testament to many collaborative efforts across our health plan and care teams,” said Andrea Walsh, president and chief executive officer. “Throughout our organization, we are taking extra steps to deliver exceptional service, improved quality and health care that’s more affordable. It’s an honor to be recognized for this work, and to be rated as one of the top health plans in the country.”

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 2017–2018 ratings, visit

*NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017–2018—Private
** HealthPartners Freedom (Cost) is also known as Group Health Plan, Inc.
*** NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017–2018—Medicare

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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