The Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) has issued a report on the top performing health plans in Washington state. Working with 18 employers and union trusts, including The Boeing Company, Starbucks Coffee Company, Puget Sound Energy, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Washington state, the Alliance analyzed how well health plans are meeting the needs of their members and working to improve quality and reduce the cost of health care.
Aetna, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente HMO, Kaiser Permanente PPO (often called Options), Regence Blue Shield and UnitedHealthcare provided extensive information on a wide range of topics, including how they control health care costs, reduce and eliminate waste, ensure patient safety, close gaps in care, improve patient health, and manage pharmaceuticals. The results were compared locally as well as against the top health plan performers in the country. This year, Kaiser Permanente HMO was the top rated performer overall with top scores in four out of seven categories.
Health Plan Performance: eValue8™ 2018 Results. Washington Health Alliance. March 2019. (PDF)