What Are 2010′s Best Health Insurance Plans?

This is one of the most important times of the year for health insurers. Of course, the open enrollment period for the majority of Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance is coming up. In addition, it is when the National Committee for Quality Assurance releases its annual Health Insurance Plan Ranking. A high score allows victors to promote their seal of approval to consumers, who may be convinced to select them over others.

How does NCQA create its list? The members of the organization base their rankings on three main factors: accredation by NCQA, clinical performance, and the level of satisfaction of health plans’ members. Admittedly, the first factor is somewhat biased. However, the organization’s views are still generally respected by the health insurance industry. This is especially due to its widely used Healthcare Effectiveness and Data Set (HEDIS) performance measurement tool.