Kaiser Permanente and TriCare Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Health Plans

We recently released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Kaiser Permanente and TriCare deliver the best customer experience of any health plan, according to the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Of the 16 health plans we looked at, Kaiser Permanente earned the highest score with a rating of 57%, placing it 182nd overall out of 294 companies across 20 industries. TriCare came in second in the industry with Read More …

Kaiser Permanente and Humana Lead Health Plans in 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings

We recently released the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 268 companies across 19 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Kaiser Permanente earned the top spot with a 68% rating, positioning the company in 109th place overall out of 268 organizations across 19 industries. Humana, meanwhile, earned a rating of 63% and placed 160th overall. While Kaiser Permanente consistently ranks near the top of the list—even taking first place in 2012—this year, Humana ascended from the middle of the pack to the top, improving its rating by an astonishing 12 percentage points. At Read More …

USAA On Top of 2013 Temkin Customer Service Ratings

We just released the third annual Temkin Customer Service Ratings of 235 companies across 19 industries based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers (see full list of firms). Download entire dataset for $295 Company Results Here are some company highlights: USAA earned the top two spots for its insurance and banking businesses. Other companies at the top of the ratings are credit unions, Ace Hardware, Charles Schwab, Dollar Tree, Chick-fil-A, Sonic Drive-In, Hy-Vee, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Advantage, Publix, and H.E.B. TV service providers and Internet service providers earned nine out of bottom 10 spots in the ratings. For the second straight year, Charter Communications took the bottom spot. The rest of the firms Read More …

Amazon and USAA On Top of 2013 Temkin Web Experience Ratings

We just released the third annual Temkin Web Experience Ratings of 211 companies across 19 industries based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers (see full list of firms). Download entire dataset for $295 Company Results Here are some company highlights: For the third straight year, Amazon.com topped the Temkin Web Experience Ratings while USAA took the next two spots for its bank and insurance businesses. Other companies at the top of the ratings are Regions, U.S. Bank, eBay, Advantage Rent A Car, credit unions, and QVC. At the other end of the spectrum, MSN, Health Net, EarthLink, and Cablevision earned the lowest ratings. Only 6% of companies earned “strong” or “very strong” ratings, while 63% earned Read More …

USAA On Top (Again) in 2013 Temkin Trust Ratings

We just released the third annual Temkin Trust Ratings of 246 companies across 19 industries (see full list). Download entire dataset for $295 Company Results For the third straight year, USAA‘s insurance business earned the top ranking in the Temkin Trust Ratings. Here are additional highlights: Two of USAA’s business areas —insurance and banking—topped the list of companies. USAA’s credit card business also ranked sixth. The other companies in the top 10 of the ratings are credit unions, Publix, H.E.B., Amazon.com, Trader Joe’s, Charles Schwab, and Sam’s Club. HSBC earned two of the bottom three spots for its credit card and banking businesses. TV service providers Read More …

Advantage Rent A Car and USAA Lead in 2013 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings

All companies, even customer experience leaders, make mistakes. But how much goodwill have companies built up for consumers to forgive them after those miscues? To answer this question, Temkin Group surveyed 10,000 U.S. consumers about companies with whom they’ve recently interacted. We used this data for the third annual Temkin Forgiveness Ratings of 246 companies across 19 industries. Download entire dataset for $295 Company Results Here are the highlights of the 246 companies in the 2013 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings: Advantage earns top spot. With an excellent score of 61%, Advantage earned the highest rating. USAA dominates forgiveness. USAA grabbed the next Read More …

TriCare and Kaiser Permanente Lead Health Plans in 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings

We recently released the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 246 companies across 19 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Here are highlights from the health insurance industry: The health plan industry has the second-lowest average rating. The average score was 55%, tied with Internet service providers. (The lowest-ranked industry was TV service providers.) The industry has been steadily improving over the last three years, from an average rating of 50.3% in 2011 to 54.8% this year. The highest-ranked health plan, TriCare, is #78 across all industries in the ratings.  The plan’s rating Read More …

Report: 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings

We published the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings. The report analyzes feedback from 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate 246 organizations across 19 industries. Congratulations to the top firms in this year’s ratings: Publix, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Chick-fil-A, Amazon.com, and Sam’s Club. Download report for FREE You can also download the data for $395. The Temkin Experience Ratings are based on evaluating three elements of experience: Functional: How well do experiences meet customers’ needs? Accessible: How easy is it for customers to do what they want to do? Emotional: How do customers feel about the experiences? Here are the top and bottom companies in the ratings: Here’s how the industries Read More …

Report: Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2012

We just published a Temkin Group report, Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2012. It provides NPS data on 175 U.S. companies across 19 industries. Here’s the executive summary: USAA took the top two spots for its banking and insurance businesses while HSBC came in at the bottom for banking and credit cards. Our analysis of differences across consumer demographic segments showed that NPS tends to go up with age, doesn’t vary much by income levels, and is often highest with Asians. We also asked consumers what would make them more likely to recommend the companies and found that promoters are Read More …

2012 Temkin Web Experience Ratings

Temkin Group has just released the 2012 We introduced the Temkin Web Experience Ratings last year. The 2012 Web Experience Ratings include 159 companies from 18 industries and is based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Congratulations to the top firms in this year’s ratings: Amazon, credit unions, USAA, PNC, Southwest Airlines, eBay, Sam’s Club, ShopRite, JCPenney, and ING Direct. Of course, not every company has earned good web experience, especially the companies at the bottom of the 2012 ratings:  Charter Communications, Humana, Qwest, Cigna, Time Warner Cable, Anthem, Road Runner, Medicare, Blue Shield of CA, and TracFone. We also  examined industry averages and found Read More …

2012 Temkin Trust Ratings

Temkin Group has just released the 2012 We introduced the Temkin Trust Ratings last year to gauge which companies are earning this important element of loyalty. The 2012 Temkin Trust Ratings include 206 companies from 18 industries and is based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Congratulations to the top firms in this year’s ratings: USAA, credit unions, H.E.B., Publix, Chick-fil-A, Sam’s Club, Hy-Vee and BMW. Of course, not every company has earned such a high degree of trust with their customers, especially the companies at the bottom of the 2012 ratings: Charter Communications, Citigroup, Bank of America, HSBC, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Qwest. We also examined industry Read More …

2012 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings

Temkin Group has just released the 2012 Every company makes mistakes now and then, but how willing are customers to forgive the company when it happens? Forgiveness is a valuable asset that companies earn by consistently meeting customers’ needs. We introduced the Temkin Forgiveness Ratings last year to gauge which companies are earning this important element of loyalty. The 2012 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings include 206 companies from 18 industries and is based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Congratulations to the top firms in this year’s ratings: USAA, Hyatt, credit unions, H.E.B., Hy-Vee, Dollar Rent A Car, Chick-fil-A, Publix, Costco, and Amazon.com. Of course, not every Read More …

Sam’s Club Is Easiest To Work With, Health Plans Are Most Difficult

We recently published the 2012 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 206 companies across 18 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S., companies. The ratings are based on three components of experience: functional, accessible, and emotional. I examined the results for one of those element, accessible, to see which companies are the easiest and least easy to work with. As you can see below, Sam’s Club is the easiest company to work with, but there are several other firms like Publix, Subway, Lowe’s, and Aldi with excellent ratings in this area. At the other side of the Read More …

Health Plans Deliver The Worst Customer Experience

This post examines the 13 health plans included in the 2012 Temkin Experience Ratings. Kaiser Permanente was the top rated health plan, the only plan to receive an “okay” rating, but it is only ranked 87th overall. TriCare, Medicare, Aetna, United Healthcare, Humana, Empire BCBS, Blue Shield of CA, and CIGNA all received “poor” ratings. Four plans received “very poor” ratings and are ranked in the bottom seven across all 18 industries: Highmark BCBS, Health Net, Medicaid, and Anthem BCBS. Health plans represented the lowest rated industry, and only one of three industries to receive an average rating of “poor.” The industry, however, Read More …

Health Plans Deliver Poor Customer Experience

In the 2011 Temkin Experience Ratings, we examined the customer experience across 12 industries. For this post, we will take a closer look at the 10 health plans  in the ratings. Health plans have an average rating of “Poor” and was the next to lowest ranked industry… Let’s take closer look at the results for all of the individual health plans… As you can see, TriCare leads the health plans and is the only plan to cross over into the “okay” rating. Medicare and Kaiser Peermanente are the only two in the “poor” rating. The remaining seven firms firms earned a “very poor” ratings. Let’s take a look Read More …