US News and World Report’s 2008 ranking of the top Illinois Health Insurance Plans are listed below. Based on 1) consumer surveys and 2) success in preventing and treating illness compared with average plan.
PersonalCare Insurance of Illinois (conducting business exclusively in Illinois)
Health Alliance Medical Plans (Illinois, Iowa)
CIGNA Healthcare of St. Louis (Illinois, Missouri)
Medical Associates Health Plan (Illinois, Iowa)
United Healthcare plan of the River Valley (Illinois, Tennessee, Iowa, Virginia
OSF Health Plans (Illinois)
United Healthcare of the Midwest (Illinois, Kansas, Missouri)
United Healthcare of the Midlands (Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa)
CIGNA Healthcare of Illinois (Illinois, Indiana)
United Healthcare of Illinois (Illinois, Indiana)
You’ll notice, on this top 10 list, there are 4 distinct United Healthcare plans listed as well as 2 CIGNA health plans. This generally results from various regional health plans being responsible for a service area that covers specific MSAs, or specific regions within a state or states.
Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna are noticably absent from this list