SOURCE: Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey

Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey

September 14, 2015 14:00 ET

New Jersey Health Insurance CO-OP Receives NCQA Accreditation

NEWARK, NJ--(Marketwired - September 14, 2015) - Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey (HRINJ), the state's first and only non-profit CO-OP health insurance plan, has received a status of Accredited from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The New Jersey CO-OP was awarded Full Accreditation for both its commercial and marketplace product lines. In its third year of business, the insurer offers individual insurance on and off the Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov) and small group insurance.

NCQA Accreditation represents the highest standard in the healthcare industry, and is the most widely recognized accreditation program of its kind in the United States. NCQA Health Plan Accreditation evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system -- physicians, hospitals, providers and administrative services. Evaluations include rigorous reviews of quality management, utilization management, member and provider policies and procedures, processes, materials and reporting.

"We are pleased that NCQA has awarded Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey with a Full Accreditation and acknowledged the quality improvement initiatives we have put in place since our inception," said Catherine Ann Sauner, Chief Operating Officer of Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey. "The members we serve are at the heart of everything we do, and we look forward to continuously improving their experience, whether it be through customer service, wellness programs, or innovative provider networks and products."

For more information regarding health insurance coverages offered for individuals and small groups by Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey, call 888.990.5706, or visit newjersey.healthrepublic.us.

About Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey

Based in Newark, NJ, Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey is a non-profit, Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) that provides cost-effective and comprehensive healthcare coverage to individuals and small employer groups in New Jersey. HRINJ is a mission-and-health-based organization built to serve the best interests of its members. With no private shareholders, surplus revenues go towards ensuring individuals and small businesses served get the healthcare they need while providing ample services and reduced premiums.

HRINJ is one of 21 CO-OPs in the U.S. that resulted from the Affordable Care Act when it became law. The company provides a voice for individuals and businesses who want to take part in their health and the healthcare process. By 2016 the majority of its board of directors will be members of the plan, offering opportunities for input about the best way for HRINJ to deliver healthcare and attain optimal outcomes for members.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing healthcare quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

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