NEW HOPE, Pa., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Health Information announced results today from the 2006 WilsonRx(R) Health Insurance Satisfaction Survey. The study includes responses from 32,237 households across 48 states and 32 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) regions. For the fourth straight year, TRICARE earns honors as the number one rated health insurer nationally; for the third straight year, AARP is the number one PPO; and BlueCross BlueShield is the top rated POS insurer for the third consecutive year and Harvard Pilgrim is the top rated HMO plan.

"Overall health insurance satisfaction has increased slightly in recent years," said Jim Wilson, President of Wilson Health Information. "However, while more than nine out of ten plan enrollees are satisfied with their plan overall, only three out of ten are highly satisfied. Those whose insurance is provided by a large employer are the most apt to be highly satisfied overall, while those with individual insurance are the most likely to be dissatisfied with their health insurance."

BlueCross BlueShield plans are rated number one in ten regions, Kaiser Permanente is the top rated plan in 5 regions, and UnitedHealthcare is #1 in 4 regions. Other regional winners include CIGNA in Alabama/Tennessee and Maine/New Hampshire, Humana in Florida and Louisiana, UCare Minnesota, Altius (Coventry) in Idaho/Utah, AARP in Texas, Harvard Pilgrim in Vermont/Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Connecticut, HIP in New York, and Dean Health Plan in Wisconsin.

The study also identifies Delta Dental as the top dental insurer for the third year in a row. Delta Dental is also the top rated dental plan in sixteen regions nationally. Other regional dental plan winners include MetLife Dental in North Carolina, Medical Mutual in Cleveland, HealthPartners in Minneapolis, Washington Dental Services in Seattle, and Kaiser Permanente in Portland.

Wilson Health Information, LLC, an independent, privately owned healthcare consumer Research Company providing unique insight into healthcare satisfaction issues. Visit http://www.wilsonrx.com/ for a complete list of winners and for more information or contact Aubrey McWatt at (416) 499-5103.

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