RICHARDSON, Texas, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) ranked highest in member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the Texas region for the second consecutive year, according to the 2016 J.D. Power Member Health Plan StudySM. BCBSTX also scored highest in five of the six factors examined by the study: provider choice; information and communication; claims processing; customer service; and coverage and benefits.
"We are honored to receive this tremendous recognition for the second year in a row and to have achieved such strong scores across a wide range of areas," said Bert Marshall, president, BCBSTX. "Our members' well-being remains at the center of all that we do, and we're dedicated to further enhancing our members' experience and satisfaction through the high-quality services, products and offerings we provide."
Now in its 10th year, the 2016 J.D. Power Member Health Plan Study surveyed a random sampling of 31,867 commercial health plan members across 135 health plans in 18 regions throughout the United States, including the Texas region, where the BCBSTX plan operates. The survey took place between October and December 2015 and polled consumers with group and individually purchased health insurance. The survey did not include individuals who purchased health care plans on the state or federal exchanges and does not include Medicare or Medicaid.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) – the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas – is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 80,000 physicians and healthcare practitioners, and 500 hospitals to serve more than 5 million members in all 254 counties. BCBSTX is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer, and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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