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Awards and Recognition

We pride ourselves on quality and are very proud to have been recognized with honors like these:

International Customer Management Institute
UPMC Health Plan was named Best Large Call Center of the Year in 2019 by the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI). This is not the first time ICMI has recognized UPMC Health Plan for customer service excellence. It won Global Call Center of the Year in 2017, 2015, and 2012, as well as earned other honors throughout the years. ICMI is the leading global provider of comprehensive resources for customer management professionals who wish to improve customer experiences and increase efficiencies.

Stevie Awards
UPMC Health Plan earned three 2019 Gold Stevie Awards for its outstanding sales and customer service: Best Back-Office Customer Service Team, Best Front-Line Customer Service Team, and Best Medicare Telesales Team. In 2018, UPMC Health Plan earned three Gold Stevie Awards for its sales and customer service, and in 2017 earned a Gold Contact Center of the Year Award. The Stevie Awards are the world's premier business awards.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation The Human Rights Campaign Foundation named UPMC Health Plan one of the “2019 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” because of its policies, benefits, and practices. The Health Plan earned a 100 percent rating—an honor no other health plan in our region achieved.

National Business Group on Health
UPMC and UPMC Health Plan have won a platinum “2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®” award from the National Business Group on Health. This is the ninth “Healthy Lifestyles" award the two have won since 2009 for the MyHealth program.

U.S. News & World Report
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. (8-14-18)

National Committee for Quality Assurance
Health plans must support care that keeps members at optimum levels of health while also controlling costs and meeting government and other requirements. NCQA Health Plan Accreditation helps plans meet these goals. NCQA standards are a roadmap for improvement—organizations use them to perform a gap analysis and align improvement activities with areas that are most important to states and employers, such as network adequacy and consumer protection. Standards evaluate plans on:

Quality management and improvement
Population health management
Network management
Utilization management
Credentialing and recredentialing
Members’ rights and responsibilities
Member connections
Medicaid benefits and services

UPMC Health Plan Commercial HMO product was rated 4.5 out of 5 in NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings in 2018-2019. Its Commercial PPO product was rated 4 out of 5. They are among in the highest-ranked plans in the nation.

Medical Assistance
UPMC for You is one of six Medicaid plans in Pennsylvania to earn an overall rating of 4 out of 5 in NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings for 2018-2019.

UPMC for Life’s HMO, PPO, and Special Needs Plans received 4 out of 5 stars in the Medicare Star Ratings. These scores measure plan quality and performance, and they tell members how well our plans coordinate preventive care, manage chronic diseases, and provide customer service.

UPMC for Life also earned an overall 4 out of 5 rating in NCQA’s Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-2019.

UPMC is among highly distinguished organizations around the world and across all industries to be named to Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. UPMC was named one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global think tank dedicated to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.