Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Top 10 Private Health Insurance Companies

There are hundreds of different private health insurance companies operating across the country and they vary from state to state. So a list of the top 10 private insurance companies in the nation may not include the name of an insurer available in your neck of the woods.

The easiest way to learn about health insurance companies in your area is to compare health insurance quotes at a site like InsWeb.com.

You can always check an individual insurance companies’ ratings with an independent agency like the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA.)

U.S. News & World Report teamed up with the NCQA to compile a list of the best health insurance companies in the country.

Here are the ten private health insurance companies that topped their list:

1. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HMO/POS)
Maine, Massachusetts

2. Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization (HMO/POS)
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island

3. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England (HMO/POS)
New Hampshire

4. Grand Valley Health Plan (HMO)

5. Geisinger Health Plan (HMO/POS)

6. Health New England (HMO/POS)
Connecticut, Massachusetts

7. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield - Connecticut (HMO/POS)

8. Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (HMO)

9. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts (HMO/POS)

10. CIGNA HealthCare of New Hampshire (HMO/POS)
New Hampshire

JD Power and Associates rates companies by region. Here is their 2008 list of the top private health insurance companies across the U.S.:

Arizona-Utah Region
BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona

California Region
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of California

Colorado Region
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado

East South Central Region
BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama

Florida Region
BlueCross BlueShield of Florida

Heartland Region
Wellmark BlueCross BlueShield of Iowa

Illinois-Indiana Region
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

Michigan Region
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan

Minnesota-Wisconsin Region

New England Region
Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Connecticut

New York-New Jersey Region
United Healthcare (New Jersey/New York)

Northwest Region
Group Health Cooperative

Ohio Region
Humana of Ohio

Pennsylvania-Delaware Region
Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield - Ranked the highest score in the country

South Atlantic Region
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia

Texas Region
Humana of Texas

Virginia-Maryland Region
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield


  1. I'm so glad that I'm covered by my parents for another 2 years.

  2. very interesting thanks a lot bro :)

  3. Reckon you do something like this for the UK? Not much help to me. XD

  4. Dang, all the top 10s are in the NE :(

    Healthpartners? My parents work at a hospital, so ours is the best :D

  5. NE represent. ^_^
    Too bad my healthcare provider didn't make the cut.
    : (

  6. Thhat last guys post av combo... lol great advice!

  7. you've got some very interesting thoughts

  8. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

  9. looking forward to your next update

  10. I do have heard about most of these health insurance providers but as they are the top most providers so will be the cost of the policies that they offer. I am dealing with a reputed carrier from past few years and is completely satisfied with its services.
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