Four UnitedHealthcare Connecticut Medicare Advantage Plans Achieve Top NCQA Accreditation

  Four UnitedHealthcare Connecticut Medicare Advantage Plans Achieve Top NCQA

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- February 11, 2013

Four UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in Connecticut have achieved
the accreditation status of Excellent by the National Committee for Quality
Assurance (NCQA).

NCQA Health Plan Accreditation is a nationally recognized program that
evaluates the quality of health care services that health plans provide its
members. Health Plan Accreditation performance results are publicly reported
in five categories including: Access and Service, Qualified Providers, Staying
Healthy, Getting Better and Living with Illness. NCQA, a private, nonprofit
organization dedicated to improving health care quality, awards its highest
accreditation status of Excellent to health plans for service and clinical
quality that meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer
protection and quality improvement.

The UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in Connecticut that achieved
NCQA Excellent accreditation status are:

  *AARP MedicareComplete Plus (HMO-POS)
  *UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO)
  *UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Plan 2 (HMO)
  *UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Essential (HMO)

“NCQA’s accreditation process provides an independent review of our Medicare
health plans. This review helps assure our customers that they’ve chosen a
Medicare Advantage plan that provides a quality health plan experience and
meets the highest standards for access, service and satisfaction,” said Denise
Smith, regional vice president, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement.

“NCQA’s Excellent Accreditation status is reserved for the best health plans
in the nation,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, president of NCQA. “It shows that the
plan is building the kinds of partnerships that are critical to delivering
great care and great service.”

Serving nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries, UnitedHealthcare is the
nation’s largest provider of Medicare Advantage plans. Across Connecticut,
UnitedHealthcare employs more than 2,200 individuals and serves more than
520,000 people, including more than 57,000 Medicare Advantage members, through
a care provider network that includes more than 41 hospitals and 8,700

More information about UnitedHealthcare’s NCQA-accredited 2013 Medicare
Advantage plan offerings in Connecticut is available at

About the National Committee for Quality Assurance
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 is committed to providing health care quality information
for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier
lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and
wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The
company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals,
employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with
780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and
other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million
people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group
(NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

The family of UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Solutions plans includes Part D
Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans and Medicare
Advantage Plans featuring the UnitedHealthcare®, or AARP® brand names. Plans
are insured or covered by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its
affiliates, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a
Medicare-approved Part D sponsor.

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Jessica Pappas, 410-735-8725
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