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HMO Insurance Quote: HMO Ratings in California

Posted May 17 2010 10:17am

In a time of high health insurance costs, many are shopping around for a cheaper HMO Insurance quote , and it is helpful to understand where various companies rank.  OPA.CA.GOV has released a “HMO Ratings At-a-glance” to help Californians determine the best value.

Ranking the best was Kaiser Permanente - Southern California with an Excellent rating in both measured categories which were “Meeting National Standards of Care” and “Members Rate Their HMO”.  It’s good to have perspective on current members of a plan and their opinions.  Kaiser Permanente - Northern California also ranked Excellent in ”Meeting National Standards of Care” but only Good in ”Members Rate Their HMO” which is still respectable.

Ranking the worst out of the 9 largest HMO’s in California are Blue Shield of California - HMO (part of Blue Cross Blue Shield ), and CIGNA HMO which both received Good in ”Meeting National Standards of Care” and Fair in ”Members Rate Their HMO”.  Of the nine largest HMO’s reviewed in this ranking, no group received a Poor rating which is great news for California health insurance consumers.  Price is obviously a very important part of any health insurance policy so receive multiple quotes from various companies to determine the best overall value for you and your family.

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