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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Rated Top Health Plan in Connecticut by NCQA

September 24, 2018

WALLINGFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2018--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 in the recently released National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-2019, making it the top-ranked health plan in the state.

The NCQA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, publicly released its 2018-19 Health Insurance Plan Ratings at www.ncqa.org/rankings. The annual report rates more than 1,000 commercial, Medicaid and Medicare plans based on consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment. A rating of four or higher on the NCQA rankings indicates that a health plan is among the top one-third in the U.S.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by NCQA as the top-performing health plan in the state,” said Jill Hummel, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut. “These ratings demonstrate that our consumers have timely access to care, and they’re receiving the right preventative care and treatment at the right time. Ensuring quality serves as the foundation of all we do and we will continue to build on our accomplishments.”

The consumer satisfaction scores come from what members say about their health plans in surveys, including feedback about their doctors, accessing needed care and claims processing. Prevention measures assess the proportion of eligible members who received preventive services, like prenatal and postpartum care, immunizations and cancer screenings. Treatment measures assess the proportion of eligible members who received the recommended care for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at @AnthemBCBS_News and @AnthemBCBS or find us on Facebook.

ABOUT NCQA

National Committee for Quality Assurance (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 clinicians in key clinical areas. NCQA’s HEDIS® is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site ( www.ncqa.org ) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

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CONTACT: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Sarah Yeager

Sarah.yeager@anthem.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CONNECTICUT

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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