SAUK CITY, Wis.— Friday, September 21, 2012— Unity Health Insurance has been recognized for the eighth consecutive year as one of the nation’s top 50 health plans for HMO and POS products according to NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Rankings 2012-2013*, **
Each year, health plans are ranked according to measures associated with consumer satisfaction as well as prevention and treatment of illnesses.
“Quality is something that we’re dedicated to at Unity,” said Dr. Mary Pak, Unity’s Medical Director. “Each year we evaluate the measures to determine where we’ve been successful and focus on areas where interventions are needed to improve.”
In Wisconsin, Unity is one of only four health plans that ranked among the nation’s top 50.
“To continuously reach this achievement is truly an honor,” said Terry Bolz, president and CEO of Unity Health Insurance. “It just goes to show that you can get access to great care and service right in your neighborhood.”
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care 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.
Unity Health Insurance provides community-based managed care products and services to over 115,000 members throughout 20 counties in southwestern Wisconsin. Unity Health Insurance focuses on community-based health care and direct, affordable access to world-class physicians at UW Health. Unity’s parent company is University Health Care, Inc.
*According to U.S. News/NCQA “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” – 2005-2009 (annual). “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” is a trademark of U.S. News & World Report.
*** According to NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11 – Private, 2011-12 – Private & 2012-13 – Private.
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