The consequences of dealing with a financially strapped health insurance company often go far
beyond the potential loss of premium dollars. Consumers depending on a weak insurer can suddenly
find themselves with reduced coverage, less access to specialists, and poor customer service as
the company cuts costs in an attempt to regain its financial footing.
Likewise, physician groups and hospitals can expect to experience delinquent payments from a
troubled health insurer, sometimes giving way to an outright default on their payments. And
every employee that becomes dissatisfied with the quality of his or her healthcare magnifies
the headaches for employers, especially employee benefits managers.
That's why it is critically important to periodically monitor the financial condition of each
health insurer with whom you have a relationship. To that end, the Weiss Ratings product line is
designed to help you in your evaluation.
Weiss Ratings tracks the financial safety of more than 1,700 U.S. health insurance companies,
including more than 600 HMOs and all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. We issue the Weiss Financial
Strength Ratings based on our analysts' review of publicly available information via a quantitative
rating model supplemented by data we collect directly from the companies themselves.
Our easy-to-read one-page report summarizes the important factors behind a company’s rating. Unlimited access to the one-page reports for all rated health insurers puts this valuable information at your fingertips at all times.
The Weiss Financial Strength Ratings have been proven to be the most accurate available
from any of the major rating agencies. In fact, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) validated
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sure to consult our free list of the strongest
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