Molina Healthcare of Utah Ranked among “U.S. News / NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2009-10”

Molina Healthcare of Utah, a subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH), today announced that U.S. News and World Report has ranked it among the top fifty of “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” in the magazine’s annual report measuring the quality and performance of the nation’s Medicaid health plans.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Molina Healthcare of Utah has been included in the top fifty of “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans,” a report compiled in collaboration with the respected National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” is a trademark of U.S. News & World Report. Molina Healthcare of Utah’s ranking places the health plan with the highest ranking of any Medicaid plan in the Utah.

Molina Healthcare continues to be among the leaders in NCQA Accreditations with seven Accredited health plans in California, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Washington. Currently, 22% of the nation’s Medicaid plans are NCQA Accredited. Molina Healthcare’s subsidiary health plans make up 9% of the NCQA Accredited Medicaid organizations.

“I am very pleased that our health plan has been ranked in the top fifty for the fifth consecutive year,” said Paul Muench president of Molina Healthcare of Utah. “This ranking reflects our commitment to continuously delivering quality health care to our members and to our focus on partnerships with healthcare providers in the community.”

In the overall national ranking of Medicaid health plans, Molina Healthcare of Utah ranks No. 36, Molina Healthcare of Michigan ranks No. 39, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico ranks No. 49, Molina Healthcare of Washington ranks No. 52, Molina Healthcare of Ohio ranks No. 58 and Molina Healthcare of California ranks No. 71.

More information on the U.S. News & World Report featured article, “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans,” and the complete report, which also includes rankings of Medicare, and commercial health plans throughout the United States, can be found at www.usnews.com/healthplans.

About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare, Inc. is a multi-state managed care organization that arranges for the delivery of health care services to persons eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, and other government-sponsored programs for low-income families and individuals. Altogether, Molina Healthcare's licensed health plan subsidiaries in California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Washington currently serve approximately 1.4 million members. More information about Molina Healthcare, Inc. can be obtained at www.molinahealthcare.com.

U.S. News/NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2009-10.

“America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” is a trademark of U.S. News & World Report.

Contacts:

Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Kelly Huffman, Public Relations
562-951-1523

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