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Best rated HMOs and managed care health plans

by Tony Novak, CPA, MBA, MT,   September 18, 2010   revised December 7, 2011


This list of managed care health plans not offered on the HHS national insurance clearinghouse was compiled by U.S. News and World Report and reproduced here with the intention of supplementing the affordable health insurance plans that are listed on the various exchanges. Since Freedom Benefits does not review, rate or recommend managed care plans, we use third party reports like this for all of our publications. U.S. News and World Report does not rate traditional commercial indemnity health insurance plans, consumer-driven, defined benefit, mini-med or supplemental health insurance. Since several of these have run into regulatory problems due to consumer complaints and have been withdrawn since the date of the U.S. News publication, check with the state insurance department or exchange page for the most recent information.

Alphabetical listing of Highest Rated HMOs

Health Plan State
Advantage Health Solutions Multiple
Aetna Health multiple
Altius Health Plans ID, UT, WY
AmeriHealth HMO DE, NJ, PA
Anthem Blue Cross multiple
Anthem Health Plan of New Hampshire NH
Athens Area Health Plan Select GA
Atlantis Health Plan NY
AultCare OH
AvMed Health Plans FL
Blue Care Network of Michigan MI
Blue Cross and Blue Shield multiple
Blue Plus MN
Blue Shield of California CA
BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina SC
Bluegrass Family Health KY
BlueLincs HMO OK
Capital Advantage Insurance Company PA
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan NY
Capital District Physicians' Healthcare Network (Self-Funded) NY
Capital Health Plan FL
CareFirst BlueChoice DC, MD, VA
Carelink Health Plans WV
Cariten Health Plan TN
Carolina Care Plan SC
CDPHP Universal Benefits NY
CHRISTUS Health US Family Health Plan TX
CIGNA HealthCare multiple
Community First Health Plans TX
Community Health Plan KS, MO
Community Health Plan of Washington WA
CommunityCare Managed Healthcare Plans of Oklahoma OK
ConnectiCare CT
ConnectiCare of Massachusetts MA
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (CIGNA Managed Care) IN, KY, OH
Coventry Health Care of Delaware DE, MD
Coventry Health Care of Georgia GA
Coventry Health Care of Iowa IA
Coventry Health Care of Kansas KS, MO
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana LA
Coventry Health Care of Nebraska IA, NE
Cox Health Systems HMO MO
Dean Health Plan WI
Denver Health Medical Plan CO
Empire BlueCross BlueShield NY
Evergreen Health Plan GA
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield NY
Fallon Community Health Plan MA
First Plan of Minnesota MN
First Priority Health PA
Firstcare (Abilene) TX
Firstcare (Amarillo) TX
Firstcare (Lubbock) TX
Firstcare (Waco) TX
FirstCarolinaCare Insurance NC
Florida Health Care Plans FL
Geisinger Health Plan PA
GlobalHealth OK
Grand Valley Health Plan MI
Group Health Cooperative ID, WA
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire WI
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin WI
Group Health Options (Alliant) ID, WA
Group Health Options (Options) ID, WA
Group Health Plan IL, MO
Gundersen Lutheran Health Plan IA, WI
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care ME, MA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England NH
Health Advantage - Arkansas AR
Health Alliance Medical Plans IL, IA
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan MI
Health First Health Plans FL
Health Net of Arizona AZ
Health Net of California CA
Health Net of Connecticut CT
Health Net of New Jersey NJ
Health Net of New York NY
Health New England MA
Health Options FL
Health Plan HI HI
Health Plan of Nevada NV
Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley OH, WV
Health Plus of Louisiana LA
Health Tradition Health Plan WI
HealthAmerica Pennsylvania PA
HealthKeepers VA
HealthLink HMO AR, IL, MO
HealthNow New York NY
HealthPartners MN
HealthPlus of Michigan MI
HIP Health Plan of New York NY
HMO Colorado CO
HMO Illinois and Blue Advantage IL, IN, WI
Hometown Health - Nevada NV
Horizon HMO NJ
Humana Benefit Plan of Illinois IL
Humana Employers Health of Georgia GA
Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana LA
Humana Health Plan of Arizona AZ
Humana Health Plan of Chicago Market IL, IN
Humana Health Plan of Kansas City KS, MO
Humana Health Plan of Kentucky IN, KY
Humana Health Plan of Ohio IN, KY, OH
Humana Health Plan of Texas (Austin) TX
Humana Health Plan of Texas (Houston) TX
Humana Health Plan of Texas (South) TX
Humana Medical Plan of Florida FL
Humana Wisconsin Health Organization Insurance WI
Independent Health Association NY
JMH Health Plan FL
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado CO
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia GA
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of HI HI
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Northern California CA
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio OH
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Southern California CA
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States DC, MD, VA
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest OR, WA
Keystone Health Plan Central PA
Keystone Health Plan East PA
Keystone Health Plan West PA
KPS Health Plans WA
Lovelace Health Plan NM
Martin's Point Health Care ME, NH, NY, VT
Maryland Individual Practice Association DC, MD, VA
Medica MN, ND, SD, WI
Medical Associates Health Plan IL, IA
Medical Associates Health Plans WI
Medical Mutual of Ohio OH
Mercy Health Plan of Missouri (Texas) TX
Mercy Health Plan of Missouri MO
Mercy Health Plans of Missouri (Southwest) MO
MercyCare WI
Molina Healthcare of Washington WA
MVP Health Care (Rochester Area) NY
MVP Health Care NY, VT
Neighborhood Health Partnership FL
Neighborhood Health Plan MA
Network Health Plan WI
New West Health Services MT
Optima Health Plan VA
Optimum Choice DC, DE, MD, VA, WV
Oxford Health Plans of Connecticut CT
Oxford Health Plans of New Jersey NJ
Oxford Health Plans of New York NY
PacifiCare of Arizona AZ
PacifiCare of California CA
PacifiCare of Colorado CO
PacifiCare of Nevada NV
PacifiCare of Oklahoma OK
PacifiCare of Oregon OR
PacifiCare of Texas (Dallas/Austin) TX
PacifiCare of Texas (San Antonio/Houston) TX
PacifiCare of Washington WA
Paramount Health Care OH
Peninsula Health Care VA
PersonalCare Insurance of Illinois IL
Physicians Health Plan of Mid-Michigan MI
Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana IN
Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation WI
Preferred Health Systems KS
PreferredOne Community Health Plan MN
Presbyterian Health Plan NM
Priority Health MI
Priority Health Care VA
Providence Health Plans - Oregon OR, WA
Saint Mary's HealthFirst NV
Sanford Health Plan IA, SD
Sanford Health Plan of Minnesota MN
Scott and White Health Plan TX
Security Health Plan of Wisconsin WI
SelectHealth ID, UT
Sharp Health Plan CA
SIMNSA Health Plan CA
Southern Health Services VA
SummaCare OH
Total Health Care MI
Total Health Choice FL
Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization MA, RI
UniCare Health Plans of Texas TX
UniCare Health Plans of the Midwest IL, IN
Unison Family Health Plan of Pennsylvania PA
UnitedHealthcare of Alabama AL
UnitedHealthcare of Arizona AZ
UnitedHealthcare of Arkansas AR
UnitedHealthcare of Colorado CO
UnitedHealthcare of Florida FL
UnitedHealthcare of Georgia GA
UnitedHealthcare of Illinois IL, IN
UnitedHealthcare of Kentucky IN, KY
UnitedHealthcare of Louisiana LA
UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi MS
UnitedHealthcare of New England CT, MA, NH, RI
UnitedHealthcare of New Jersey NJ
UnitedHealthcare of New York NY
UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina NC, SC
UnitedHealthcare of Ohio KY, OH
UnitedHealthcare of Tennessee TN
UnitedHealthcare of Texas TX
UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic DC, MD, VA
UnitedHealthcare of the Midlands IA, NE
UnitedHealthcare of the Midwest IL, KS, MO
UnitedHealthcare of Utah UT
UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin WI
UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley IL, IA, TN, VA
UnitedHealthcare Services of the River Valley IL, IA, TN, VA
Unity Health Plans Insurance WI
Univera Healthcare NY
UPMC Benefit Management Services PA
UPMC Health Plan PA
Valley Baptist Insurance TX
Vantage Health Plan LA
Ventura County Health Care Plan CA
Vermont Health Plan VT
Vista Healthplan FL
Vista Healthplan of South Florida FL
Welborn Health Plans and Health Care Solutions IN
Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa IA
WellPath Select NC, SC
Western Health Advantage CA
Winhealth Partners WY
WPS Health Plan WI

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