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U.S. News Media Group and NCQA Release 2008 Rankings for America's Best Health Plans
Date:11/7/2008

are available at http://www.usnews.com/healthplans. Highlights of this year's rankings are featured below:

Top 10 Commercial Plans

1. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (Maine, Mass.)

2. Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization (Mass., N.H., R.I.)

3. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England (N.H.)

4. Grand Valley Health Plan (Mich.)

5. Geisinger Health Plan (Pa.)

6. Health New England (Conn., Mass.)

7. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield - Connecticut

8. Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

9. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts

10. CIGNA HealthCare of New Hampshire

Top 5 Medicare Plans

1. Preferred Care (N.Y.)

2. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Southern California

3. Geisinger Health Plan (Pa.)

4. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts

5. Security Health Plan of Wisconsin

Top 5 Medicaid Plans

1. Fallon Community Health Plan (Mass.)

2. Neighborhood Health Plan (Mass.)

3. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (N.Y.)

4. Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

5. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Hawaii

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes physicians in key clinical areas. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS(R)) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information through the Web, media and data licensing agreements in order to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multiplatform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes U.S.News & World Report magazine,
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