Awards & Accreditations

Alignment Healthcare’s mission is to relentlessly focus on improving health care value for our members and partners. We are honored to be the recipient of the following awards and accreditations.

Alignment Healthcare earns Pharmacy Quality Alliance Award second year in a row
The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has been recognizing Medicare prescription drug plans for their achievements in medication safety since 2011. In 2019, Alignment received the PQA Excellence in Quality Award, which recognizes the highest level of combined achievement in overall performance and medication-use quality. In 2018, Alignment became the first health plan ever to receive both the PQA Excellence in Quality Award and the Quality Improvement in the same year. The Quality Improvement Award recognizes the highest improvement in medication safety and appropriate use.

Alignment Health Plan receives 2019 Senior Choice Gold Award
Alignment Health Plan has been selected as one of 24 Medicare Advantage plans across the country to be recognized for cost-sharing effectiveness and value in the design of their 2019 medical and prescription drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. Our Platinum (HMO) $0 premium plan was the only California Medicare plan in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties to receive the award. Award recipients were selected from more than 100 Medicare managed care plans based on 2019 benefits and estimated annual cost-sharing approved by Medicare.

Alignment Healthcare receives two 2018 Golden Bridge Awards
Alignment Healthcare has earned the Golden Bridge Awards® Gold status for two of its recruitment videos in the categories Brand Awareness and Other (Recruitment). The two videos produced in June 2017 aimed to increase overall company brand awareness, strengthen employee morale and bolster our recruitment and retention efforts. These videos were unscripted, featuring the unique personalities of more than 50 Alignment employees who volunteered to participate. The annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in public relations, marketing, corporate communications, and more from every major industry in the world.


Alignment Health Plan named one of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Medicare Advantage Plans in 2018
Alignment Health Plan has been named 1 of the 5 best Medicare Advantage plans in California for 2018 by U.S. News and World Report. For an insurer to make the U.S. News list, its Medicare Advantage plans available in a given state had to earn an average rating of at least 4.5 out of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Alignment Health Plan earned an overall 4.5-star ranking from CMS for 2018, with high marks in diabetes care, prescription drug coverage and customer service.


Alignment Healthcare receives 2017 PBMI Excellence Award in Quality Improvement
The 2017 Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) Excellence Award honors exceptional drug benefit programs and strategies contributing to quality improvement. Alignment Healthcare has been recognized for its efforts to significantly improve medication adherence rates among seniors being treated for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Using both sophisticated data analytics and concierge-level clinical support, Alignment’s program has helped reduce costs and improve outcomes for Medicare Advantage populations.

Alignment Healthcare earns URAC accreditation in health utilization management
URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. Its health utilization management standards are designed to ensure that organizations conducting utilization management follow a process that is clinically sound and respects patients’ and providers’ rights. By achieving this status, Alignment Healthcare has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality of care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.