Congratulations GIC Health Plans!

The GIC and our members are fortunate to have some of the best health plans in the United States.  Our plans have received multiple awards this year and the following are just a few of some of the more notable ones:

NCQA Awards

The National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) is the accrediting organization for managed care plans, physicians and medical homes.  Their 2011-2012 rankings were based on performance on dozens of measures encompassing consumer satisfaction, treatment, and prevention. NCQA accreditation was also factored in.  For the first time, the rankings included PPO Plans: the GIC’s Tufts Navigator and Harvard Pilgrim Independence Plans are included in the PPO rankings.

Commercial Health Plans

#1 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HMO/POS) for the eighth consecutive year

#2 Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization (HMO/POS)

#4 Tufts Health Plan (PPO)

#9 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (PPO)

#10 Health New England (HMO/POS)

#13 Fallon Community Health Plan (HMO/POS)

Medicare Plans

#8 Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

#12 Fallon Community Health Plan


These rankings appeared in the November 2011 issue of Consumer Reports and are also available on Consumer Report’s website,


Calendar Year 2011 Medicare Award

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid rates all Medicare Advantage Plans for keeping members healthy, managing chronic conditions, member satisfaction and customer service.  Health New England’s Medicare Advantage Plan earned the only five-star overall plan rating, the highest award given.  For additional details, visit

This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.