June 24, 2014

CLEVELAND – Medical Mutual of Ohio, the largest and oldest Ohio-based health insurer, which serves 1.6 million Ohioans, is ranked highest in satisfaction among the health plans in the Ohio region, according to J.D. Power 2014 Member Health Plan StudySM.

The J.D. Power annual study was based on responses from health plan participants statewide, measuring member satisfaction on overall experience with key factors such as: Customer Service, Cost, Coverage and Benefits, Claims Processing, Provider Choice, and Information and Communication.

Medical Mutual’s cumulative score was the highest of the six Ohio health plans analyzed in the J.D. Power 2014 Member Health Plan StudySM.

“I cannot tell you how honored we are to receive this award from J.D. Power and it just goes to show what I have been saying for years about our commitment to providing the best customer experience possible,” said Rick Chiricosta, Medical Mutual of Ohio’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This commitment to excellence is more than just ‘talk,’ it is at the center of our company’s core values, which makes Medical Mutual stand out from the rest of the pack.”

The J.D. Power Member Health Plan Study measures member satisfaction among more than 136 health plans in 18 regions throughout the United States by examining the experiences of a health plan member.  
“A positive member experience is something we aim for each and every day,” said Chiricosta. “The aim is pervasive throughout our organization and every Medical Mutual employee knows that outstanding customer service is everyone’s responsibility.”


J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media, and customer satisfaction insights and solutions. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. J.D. Power also provides information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more. J.D. Power is a business unit of McGraw-Hill Financial.

About Medical Mutual: Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual of Ohio is the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio. For 80 years, the company has served customers with high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured group customers. As a mutual health insurance company, Medical Mutual is unique in that it operates for the benefit of its members. Unlike publicly-traded insurance companies that must maximize their financial return, Medical Mutual does not answer to stockholders or Wall Street analysts.