Independent Health Emerges as Top-Ranked in WNY For Commercial Health Insurance

Independent Health Association ranked 31st for its commercial insurance plans, the highest locally, in an annual evaluation of health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA evaluated 577 private health plans and ranked 484 of them based on quality measures and member satisfaction surveys. Among Medicaid plans for low-income consumers, Independent Health ranked 20th. In managed care Medicare plans for the elderly and disabled, Independent Health ranked 28th.