J.D. Power and Associates Recognizes Capital BlueCross for Ranking Highest in Member Satisfaction Among Pennsylvania Health Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- J.D. Power and Associates Director of Healthcare Practice James Dougherty will formally recognize Capital BlueCross employees on Tuesday, June 22 for ranking highest in Member Satisfaction among health plans in the Pennsylvania Region, according to the 2010 National Health Insurance Plan Study. The event will take place at Capital BlueCross headquarters in Harrisburg from 9-9:30 a.m.

Now in its fourth year, the study measures satisfaction among members who purchased their coverage individually or through their employer from 133 health plans in 17 regions throughout the United States. The study examines seven key factors: coverage and benefits; provider choice; information and communication; claims processing; statements; customer service and approval process. The study also revealed that Capital BlueCross ranks highest in Network Satisfaction in its region.

"We exist because of our customers so knowing that we are the one Plan in Pennsylvania people are most satisfied with according to J.D. Power is rewarding," said Bill Lehr, Capital BlueCross president & CEO. "This distinction is a credit to the hard work and dedication put forth by caring Capital BlueCross employees every day on behalf of those we serve."  

Health insurers are evaluated based on quite a number of criteria, but the one category believed by many to be the ultimate differentiator between Plans is Member Satisfaction, according to J.D. Power.  Dougherty adds: "I am looking forward to my visit to Capital BlueCross so I can personally congratulate the men and women who have helped the company achieve these strong study results in such an important category."  

About Capital BlueCross

Capital BlueCross is the leading health insurer in its region, providing health insurance coverage to nearly one million people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.  Capital BlueCross is committed to making health insurance simple for its customers and members through all the stages of life by offering nationally acclaimed customer service and a full range of innovative benefit programs for groups and individuals at competitive prices.

By establishing a culture of caring, Capital BlueCross constantly strives to do more in order to deliver more for the men, women and children who depend on the company for their health insurance needs. Capital BlueCross has been providing health security to the people and communities of central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley for more than 70 years and employs about 2,000 people in the region.

Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

More information about Capital BlueCross and its subsidiaries can be found by going to www.capbluecross.com.

About J.D. Power and Associates

Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The firm's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on cell phone ratings, car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

SOURCE Capital BlueCross