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Unity Health Insurance Ranked in Nation's Top 50 Private Health Plans

SAUK CITY, Wisconsin -- Unity Health Insurance, affiliated with UW Health, has been ranked among the top 50 health insurance plans nationwide for their commercial HMO and POS products by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits insurance plans across the country.  The recognition is part of NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014-2015.


Unity moved up in the NCQA rankings from number 43 last year to 38 this year.  Of the 617 plans eligible for ranking, NCQA identified 507 that reported enough data to be included in the rankings. Unity has ranked in the top 50 NCQA-ranked health plans consistently since 2005*, **.


The NCQA uses three broad measures to rank health plans: consumer satisfaction with the plan (25 percent of the score), clinical quality (60 percent) and an assessment of the plan’s quality processes (15 percent). Only health plans that publicly report data are ranked. 


“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as one of the nation’s highest-rated health insurance plans,” said Terry Bolz, president and CEO of Unity Health Insurance. “The recognition reflects both the quality of care by our providers and the customer service by the employees of Unity. Our integration with UW Health as well as our dedication to providing superior customer service to our members is displayed through this continued recognition.”


NCQA, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, 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.


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About the Company

Formed in 1994, Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation, an affiliate of UW Health, provides community-based managed care products and services to more than 160,000 members throughout 20 counties in southwestern Wisconsin. Unity focuses on community-based health care and direct access to leading medical centers.


Media Inquiries:  Jennifer Woomer Dinehart | (608) 821-1082  | jennifer.dinehart@unityhealth.com


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*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 Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.