GIC members enjoy access to some of the best health plans in the country.  The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the non-profit health care accreditation and quality measurement group, rated over 980 of the country’s health plans based on quality of care, customer satisfaction, and commitment to improvement and disclosure of information.  Here’s where the GIC’s health plans ranked in 2012:

Top Health Insurance Plans

#1 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care HMO/POS – includes Harvard Pilgrim Primary Choice Plan

#2 Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization HMO/POS – includes Tufts Health Plan Spirit

#4 Tufts Benefit Administrators PPO (#1 of PPO plans) – includes Tufts Health Plan Navigator

#5 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO – includes Harvard Pilgrim Independence Plan

#11 Health New England HMO/POS – includes GIC Plan

#33 Fallon Community Health Plan – includes Select Care and Direct Care

#66 Neighborhood Health Plan – includes NHP Care

Note that NCQA ranking applies to HMO and PPO products only; the GIC’s UniCare plans are indemnity plans and therefore are not ranked by NCQA.

Top Medicare Health Insurance Plans

#8 Fallon Community Health Plan HMO – includes Fallon Senior Plan

For additional information on how NCQA evaluates health plans and a complete listing of health plan rankings, see NCQA's website, the November 2012 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, on the Consumer Reports website.

This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission .