January 04, 2012

Cleveland – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded Medical Mutual the status of Accredited for Wellness & Health Promotion.

The Accredited status is granted to those wellness and health promotion organizations that have excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of wellness and health promotion programs, which meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous standards.

Wellness & Health Promotion accreditation involves review of the key functions wellness and health promotion organizations perform. The review focuses specifically on areas of interest to consumers and employers such as, how wellness programs are implemented in the workplace and how services such as health coaching are provided to help eligible individuals develop skills to make healthy choices.

The accreditation continues to establish Medical Mutual’s highly regarded reputation as a leader in the growing wellness market. “Medical Mutual is one of only 21 health plans in the nation to be awarded accreditation by NCQA for wellness and health promotion,” said Paula Sauer, Medical Mutual’s Senior Vice President of Pharmacy and Care Management. “Receiving this accreditation means our wellness initiatives meet the nation's highest evidence based, best-in-class standards for value and quality, as well as demonstrating our value to employers and their workforce,” Sauer said.

NCQA has also awarded Medical Mutual Excellent Accreditation status as a Health Plan for its PPO, POS and HMO commercial products in Ohio.

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Founded in 1934 Medical Mutual of Ohio is the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio. For more than 75 years the company has served its customers through high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured group customers. For more information, visit the company’s award-winning website at MedMutual.com.