Local health coverage, national recognition.

Thanks to you, Sharp Health Plan is recognized among the nation’s best.

At Sharp Health Plan, we believe in making life better. We’re honored that you’ve made us one of the highest rated health plans in the nation, and the highest member-rated health plan in California. Your praises acknowledge our commitment to improving your health care experience. Thank you for inspiring our continual pursuit of excellence in everything we do. See how Sharp Health Plan has been recognized for its commitment to excellence with our full list of honors and awards below.

Highest member-rated health plan - Health insurance

Highest member-rated health plan in California

Highest member-rated health plan in California for the eighth year1 in a row, with the highest member rating for health care and specialist among reporting California health plans.2


San Diego's Best: Union-Tribune Readers Poll 2022

San Diego’s Best Health Insurance

The Union-Tribune Readers Poll named Sharp Health Plan the Best Health Insurance in San Diego for the second year in a row.3


Rated 5 stars by Medicare

5 out of 5 stars by Medicare

Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Sharp Health Plan earned an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars from Medicare for 2023.4


Best Insurance Companies - Medicare Advantage - California (US News & World Report 2023)

Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage in California

Sharp Health Plan was named in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report list of Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage in California. 5


Highest member-rated San Diego Medicare

Highest member-rated Medicare Advantage plan in San Diego

Sharp Direct Advantage members gave us the highest ratings for a Medicare Advantage plan in San Diego for 2023.6


Covered California

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Covered California

Sharp Health Plan earned an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars for 2023; and was the only health plan to achieve a 5-star rating for plan services for members.7


4 out of stars 5 by NCQA

Rated 4 out of 5 by NCQA

Sharp Health Plan earned a rating of 4 out of 5 in the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Private Health Insurance Plan ratings 2021–22.8


5 out of 5 stars by the OPA

4 out of 5 stars from the Office of the Patient Advocate

Sharp Health Plan received 4 out of 5 stars in quality of medical care and in overall patient experience for 2021–22.9


NCQA Accredited

3-year Wellness & Health Promotion Accreditation from NCQA

In 2020, Sharp Health Plan was the only organization to earn a 3-year accreditation for its excellent wellness and health promotion programs. NCQA’s standard accreditation period is one year.

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1. Among reporting California plans. Based on 2015-22 NCQA Quality Compass® CAHPS® results. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). CAHPS is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

2, 8. The source for this data is Quality Compass® 2022 and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Quality Compass® 2022 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation or conclusion. Quality Compass® is a registered trademark of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Sharp Health Plan achieved the following summary ratings (9+10): 59.05 for Rating of the Health Plan compared to the California all LOBs average (excluding PPOs & EPOs) of 47.93; 59.00 for Rating of Health Care compared to the California all LOBs average (excluding PPOs & EPOs) of 50.13; and 74.67 for Rating of Specialist compared to the California all LOBs average (excluding PPOs & EPOs) of 64.52.

3. Voted ‘Best Health Insurance’ in the 2021 and 2022 San Diego Union Tribune SD Best Readers Poll.

4. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

5. Based on U.S. News & World Report’s “2023 Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage” along with 2 other insurers in California.

6. Based on a 93% base group in the area of members’ overall rating of their health plan from the 2022 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems® score survey results achieved by Sharp Health Plan.

7. CMS scores qualified health plans (QHPs) offered through the Exchanges using the Quality Rating System (QRS) based on third-party validated clinical measure data and QHP Enrollee Survey responses. CMS calculates ratings yearly on a 5-star scale. QHP issuers work with HHS-approved survey vendors that independently conduct the survey each year. QRS ratings and QHP Enrollee Survey results may change from year to year.

9. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass® 2021 and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Quality Compass® 2021 includes certain Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).