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SummaCare Ranked as Number One Health Insurance Plan in Ohio

11.03.2011
Contact: Erica Rosenthal, Phone: (330) 375-3052
Contact: Erica Rosenthal, Phone: (330) 375-3052, Email: rosenthale@summahealth.org         

Akron, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2011SummaCare was recognized as the number one health insurance plan in Ohio for its Commercial plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) 2011-2012 Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings. SummaCare’s HMO/POS plan was ranked number one in Ohio and 54th nationally, while the PPO plan ranked number one in Ohio and 116th nationally among 390 health plans.

The rankings are based on several reporting categories and measures including overall customer satisfaction, preventive services and how well the plan takes care of people with chronic conditions.

“This recognition is a result of our commitment to provide all of our members with the best products and services available,” said Marty Hauser, SummaCare president. “We are proud to receive this award and will continue to provide excellent service to all of our customers.”

Additional information about SummaCare plans can be obtained by calling 330-996-8410 or 800-996-8411.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.

About SummaCare
Established in 1993, SummaCare offers a full line of health plans including PPO plans and Medicare Advantage plans plus life, dental and vision plans. Through its extensive network of more than 7,000 providers and more than 50 hospitals, SummaCare offers coverage to nearly 200,000 members. SummaCare is the only plan recognized in Ohio by the Health Industries Research Company as a health plan with the most effective disease management programs for asthma, heart failure and diabetes.

About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit www.summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/summahealth and Twitter at www.twitter.com/summahealth.

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