COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMetrix Research Inc., an independent managed care research firm, announces the selection of sixteen Medicare Advantage plan websites for MedicareWebWatch certification. The websites were selected from 117 Medicare Advantage websites after a comprehensive review by HealthMetrix Research. MedicareWebWatch certification recognizes excellence in Medicare plan website content, member connectivity, design and privacy assurance. According to HealthMetrix Research Inc. president Alan Mittermaier:
"Given the increasing necessity for Medicare Advantage plans to communicate detailed information and execute transactions via the internet, plan websites must provide a high-value, positive experience for plan members, caregivers and guests. The sixteen organizations chosen for MedicareWebWatch certification have demonstrated a significant commitment to maximize the relevance and readiness of their Medicare Advantage websites. HealthMetrix Research is pleased to recognize their preparedness especially as beneficiaries encounter substantial changes to the Medicare Advantage program beginning in 2010."
MedicareWebWatch certification is based on HealthMetrix Research's methodology that weighs 50 website features related to: plan-specific content; external content resources; member connectivity; design and navigation; privacy and security. Certification details are available at www.MedicareWebWatch.com. HealthMetrix Research Inc. neither recommends nor endorses specific Medicare plans or products.
2009 MedicareWebWatch Certified Websites
BlueCross BlueShield of Florida www.bcbsfl.com Capital District Physicians' Health Plan www.cdphp.com Care1st www.care1st.com GHI www.ghi.com Group Health Cooperative www.ghc.org Harvard Pilgrim Health Care www.hphc.org Health First Health Plan www.health-first.com HealthPartners www.healthpartners.com HIP www.hipusa.com Kaiser Permanente www.kaiserpermanente.org Priority Health www.priorityhealth.com Rocky Mountain Health Plan www.rmhp.org SCAN Health Plan www.scanhealthplan.com Tufts Health Plan www.tuftshealthplan.com UCare www.ucare.org UPMC Health Plan www.upmchealthplan.com
Contact: Alan Mittermaier 614-236-8345
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