HealthMetrix Research Recognizes Medicare Advantage Plan Websites for 2010 MedicareWebWatch Certification

Sep 15, 2010, 11:11 ET from HealthMetrix Research Inc.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMetrix Research Inc., an independent Medicare research and solutions firm, recognizes the selection of 30 Medicare Advantage plan websites for MedicareWebWatch certification.  The certification recognizes excellence in Medicare plan website content, member connectivity, design and privacy assurance.  The websites were selected from 136 Medicare Advantage websites following a comprehensive review earlier this year.  

According to HealthMetrix Research Inc. president Alan Mittermaier:

"Given the increasing necessity for Medicare Advantage plans to communicate detailed information and execute transactions via the internet, plan websites must provide a high-value, positive experience for plan members, caregivers and guests.  These 30 organizations chosen for MedicareWebWatch certification have demonstrated a significant resource commitment towards maximizing the relevance and readiness of their Medicare Advantage websites.  HealthMetrix Research is pleased to recognize their preparedness especially as beneficiaries encounter substantial changes to the Medicare Advantage program resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress last March."

MedicareWebWatch certification is based on HealthMetrix Research's methodology that weights 50 website features related to:  plan-specific content; external content resources; member connectivity; design and navigation; privacy assurance.  Certification details are available at  HealthMetrix Research Inc. neither recommends nor endorses specific Medicare plans or products.  

2010 MedicareWebWatch Certified Websites


BlueCross BlueShield of HI

BlueCross BlueShield of MN

BlueCross BlueShield of RI

BlueCross BlueShield of Western NY

BlueShield of Northeastern NY

Capital District Physicians' Health Plan

CareMore Health Plan

Central Health Plan

EmblemHealth - HIP

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Group Health Cooperative

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Health First Health Plan




Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Independence Blue Cross

Inter Valley Health Plan

Kaiser Permanente

Mercy Health Plan

MVP Health Plan

Optima Health

Physicians Health Choice

Priority Health

SCAN Health Plan

Tufts Health Plan


UPMC Health Plan

Contact:  Alan Mittermaier, +1-614-236-8345

SOURCE HealthMetrix Research Inc.