Harvard Pilgrim Surpasses Expectations for 2015

Dec 17, 2015
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care logoHartford, Conn. (Dec. 17, 2015) - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care announced today that its Connecticut membership has grown to more than 24,000, exceeding expectations for 2015. It now serves more than 800 Connecticut businesses. The not-for-profit health plan began offering coverage in Connecticut in mid-2014 and is the newest entrant into the Connecticut market.

“Our competitive rates, strong provider network and civic minded, non-profit nature are fueling our growth,” says Jason Madrak, Harvard Pilgrim’s Connecticut Vice President. “The market was clearly ready for a high quality, high value not-for-profit to begin offering health coverage to Connecticut’s citizens and businesses.

“Our approach has been all about keeping it local,” Madrak continued. “We have a Connecticut-based team that works out of our Hartford office, and we are committed to knowing our customers, serving the community and offering the highest quality products and services.”

Harvard Pilgrim expanded to Connecticut last year, enhancing its existing market in New England, which also includes Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. With Harvard Pilgrim’s entry to Connecticut, it became the only not-for-profit, regional health plan operating in four contiguous New England states.

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About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim is a not-for-profit health services company that, along with its subsidiaries, is improving the well-being of its 2.7 million customers. Harvard Pilgrim’s flagship health plans in New England provide health coverage to 1.3 million members, while another 1.4 million individuals are served through Health Plans, Inc., a subsidiary that provides integrated care management, health coaching and plan administration solutions to self-funded employers nationwide. Founded in 1969, Harvard Pilgrim has built its reputation on innovation and collaboration with a goal of lowering health care costs, improving care and enhancing the overall member experience. It is known for its excellent clinical programs, customer service, health improvement strategies and innovative tools that offer consumers greater transparency and empower them to make better decisions about their health care. Harvard Pilgrim is home to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a unique collaboration with Harvard Medical School. As Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine, the Institute is the only appointing department of a U.S. medical school housed within a health plan. Funded primarily through external government and private sources, it provides critical information to all levels of our health care system on issues affecting population health and health care delivery. Harvard Pilgrim is consistently among America’s highest-rated health plans according to an annual ranking of the nation’s best health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)*.

*Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is currently rated 5 out of 5 for its private HMO/POS and PPO plans and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England is currently rated 4.5 out of 5 for its private HMO/POS plans in NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-16. NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2011-15, HMO/POS/PPO.

Contact:
Joan Fallon
617-509-7458
joan_fallon@harvardpilgrim.org