TriCare and Kaiser Permanente Lead Health Plans in Customer Experience
March 12, 2015 Leave a comment
We recently released the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings which ranks the customer experience of 293 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.
Overall, health plans averaged a 54% rating and placed 18th out of 20 industries.
TriCare took the top spot with a rating of 67%, placing it 128th overall out of 293 companies across 20 industries. Kaiser Permanente came in second with a rating of 66% and an overall ranking of 136th. TriCare and Kaiser Permanente have been jockeying for the highest score since the Ratings began in 2011, with TriCare earning the top spot in 2011, 2013, and 2015, while Kaiser Permanente came in first in 2012 and 2014.
At the other end of the spectrum, Coventry Health Care was both the lowest-scoring health plan, and the lowest scoring company we evaluated in the entire Ratings. Coventry Health Care scored 39%, making it the lowest-ranked company for the second year in a row.
Here are some other highlights:
- The average rating for the health plan industry dropped from 56% in 2014 to 54% in 2015—the first time that this industry’s average declined.
- Of the twelve health plans that we looked at in both 2014 and 2015, Medicaid and TriCare were the only two to increase their scores over the last year. Medicaid’s rating went up by six percentage-points, while TriCare’s increased by five percentage-points.
- Although it scored below the industry averages for both effort and success, Health Net scored 1.7 points higher than the industry average for emotion, the overall lowest scoring component in the Ratings.
- The average rating of each of the three components dropped over the past year, but while success and effort each only dropped by one percentage-point, emotion dropped by three percentage-points. This is the first year since the Ratings began that the average score of any of the three components decreased.