MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Medica health insurance offerings for individuals and families are highly rated in a ranking by U.S. News published October 4, 2012. Plans were scored and assigned a rating of one to five stars. Some highlights from the ranking are:
- Of the 18 individual plans rated at five stars, Medica had the most with 13, or 72 percent of the total.
- 77 percent (24 of 31) of Medica individual plans rated by U.S. News achieved either a four-star or five-star rating, highest among Minnesota’s major health plans.
- Of the 30 family plans rated at five stars, Medica had the most with 20, or 67 percent of the total.
- Of Medica’s 23 rated family plans, 87 percent were rated at five stars, the highest percentage among major Minnesota health plans.
“We are delighted with these ratings, which help underscore the value that Medica brings to individual and family coverage,” said Dannette Coleman, Medica vice president for Individual and Family Plans. “Medica has worked very hard to create health insurance products for individuals and families that provide them with the coverage they need at a price they can afford.”
The methodology for the rankings takes into account each plan’s coverage for prescription drugs, hospitalization and other care as well as the cost of the coverage. Costs, for purposes of the rankings, include monthly premium, deductibles, copays and coinsurance. Data for the rankings was provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The complete rankings for Minnesota and the full methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/health-insurance/minnesota.
Descriptions and pricing for Medica Individual and Family Products are available online at: https://portal.medica.com/Visitor/ifbproducttool
Serving about 1.5 million members, Medica is a health insurance company headquartered in Minneapolis and active in the Upper Midwest. The non-profit company provides health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D markets in Minnesota and a growing number of counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who also have employees outside the Medica regional network.
Medica is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA®) for its Minnesota Medicaid HMO plans and commercial health plans in Minnesota and North Dakota. Medica’s vision is to become the community’s health plan of choice, trusted for its integrity, respected for its service, and admired for its commitment to innovation and efficiency.
Greg Bury, 952-992-8437