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TriCare Earns Top Customer Experience Ratings for Health Plans, According to Temkin Group

Temkin Group
Posted on: 03 Apr 18
TriCare Earns Top Customer Experience Ratings for Health Plans, According to Temkin Group Eighth Annual Temkin Experience Ratings Evaluates 318 Companies Across 20 Industries

PR Newswire

WABAN, Mass., April 3, 2018

WABAN, Mass., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TriCare delivers the best customer experience in the health plan industry, according to the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience benchmark of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.  

Of the 14 health plans included in this year's Ratings, TriCare earned the highest rating with a score of 67%, which puts it in 184th place overall out of 318 companies across 20 industries. BCBS of New Jersey came in a close second, earning a score of 65% and ranking of 217th overall.

Overall, the health plan industry averaged a 57% rating in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings and came in 19th place out of 20 industries. The average rating of the industry improved by 0.4 percentage-points between 2017 and 2018, going from 57.0% to 57.4%.

The ratings of all health plans in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings are as follows:

  • TriCare: 67%
  • BCBS of New Jersey: 65%
  • Humana: 64%
  • Kaiser Permanente: 63%
  • BCBS of Michigan: 62%
  • United Healthcare: 60%
  • Medicare: 59%
  • BCBS of Florida: 59%
  • Aetna : 58%
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield plan not listed: 58%
  • CIGNA: 55%
  • Anthem: 53%
  • Blue Shield of California: 52%
  • Medicaid: 49%

"The heath plan industry once again finds itself at the bottom of the Ratings. If these companies ever want to improve, they really need to focus on the emotional component of their customer experience," states Bruce Temkin, managing partner of Temkin Group.

BCBS of Florida's customer experience score improved the most over the previous year, gaining six points. CIGNA's score, on the other hand, declined the most, dropping by six points.

Now in its eighth year of publication, the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings is the most comprehensive benchmark of customer experience in the industry, evaluating 318 companies across 20 industries: airlines, auto dealers, banks, computer & tablet makers, credit card issuers, fast food chains, health plans, hotels & rooms, insurance carriers, investment firms, parcel delivery services, rental cars & transport, retailers, software firms, streaming media, supermarket chains, TV & appliance makers, TV/Internet service providers, utilities, and wireless carriers.

To generate these ratings, Temkin Group asked 10,000 U.S. consumers to evaluate their recent experiences with a company across three dimensions: success (can you do what you want to do?), effort (how easy is it to work with the company?), and emotion (how do you feel about the interactions?). Temkin Group then averaged these three scores to produce each company's Temkin Experience Rating.

In these ratings, a score of 70% or above is considered "good," and a score of 80% or above is considered "excellent," while a score below 60% is considered "poor."

The 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, along with other ratings, can be accessed at the Temkin Ratings website,

The free report, "2018 Temkin Experience Ratings," is available for download at the Customer Experience Matters®blog ( and at the Temkin Group website,

About Temkin Group: Temkin Group is a leading customer experience research, consulting, and training firm. Many of the world's largest brands rely on its insights and advice to steer their transformational journeys, and Temkin Group accelerates their results by combining customer experience thought leadership with a deep understanding of organizational dynamics. Rather than layering on cosmetic changes, Temkin Group helps companies embed practices within their culture by building up four core competencies: Purposeful Leadership, Employee Engagement, Compelling Brand Values, and Customer Connectedness. The firm's ongoing research identifies leading and emerging best practices for engaging the hearts and minds of customers, employees, and partners. For more information, contact Bruce Temkin at 617-916-2075 or send an email to

*Customer Experience Matters is a registered trademark of Temkin Group.

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Last updated on: 03/04/2018

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