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Years in Business by Type of Insurance

What Was Measured?

The number of years California’s largest HMOs have offered commercial, MediCal, and Medicare HMO product lines, inclusive of the 2005 calendar year. HMOs are not ranked on years in business by type of insurance because it is not a quality measure.

Why Is It Important?

Enrollees may feel more comfortable in one HMO than another depending on the range of covered services, the perceived stability of the HMO, or the availability of different types of physicians who best meet their needs. The HMO’s years in business by type of insurance is one indication of how Californians have selected their HMO.

What Was the Source?

Data voluntarily reported by California HMOs to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and made available through NCQA’s Quality Compass®. The HMO Number of Years in Business by Type of Insurance data comes from NCQA’s 2005 Quality Compass®, and differs from the 2006 HEDIS and CAHPS quality information found in the 2006 OPA Report Card.

Years in Business by Type of Insurance

HMO Commercial

HMO Medicaid

HMO Medicare

Aetna Health of California Inc. 23  25 
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 18  11 
Blue Shield of California HMO 15 
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 26 
Health Net of California, Inc. 26  13  13 
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 55  25  11 
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 60  28  18 
PacifiCare of California 29  30  20 
Western Health Advantage