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[September 13, 2018]

Tufts Health Plan Receives ISO 27001 Certification, One of the Highest International Standards for Information Security

WATERTOWN, Mass., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth year in a row, Tufts Health Plan has received ISO 27001 certification, one of the most rigorous certifications related to information security management.

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"ISO 27001 is the gold standard certification for cybersecurity, and we are very proud of the fact that it covers all aspects of our business and operations," said Deborah Stevens, chief security officer at Tufts Health Plan. "We owe a great deal of gratitude to our employees, who take their responsibility to protect our members' personal information very seriously, and work tirelessly to ensure our business operates with the highest security standards and practices."

ISO 27001 is a globally recognized standard for companies and organizations that implement stringent procedures to keep data and information secure, including financial information, intellectual property, employee details or customer and member information. While many companies maintain practices to keep their customers' information safe, an information security management system, such as the one at Tufts Health Plan, continuously looks at an organization's risks and potential vulnerabilities, adapting to new threats and implementing strategies to secure that information. Tufts Health Plan received the certification from Schellman & Company, LLC, a leading national provider of attestation and compliance services.

"Over the last five years, Tufts Health Plan has demonstrated a dedication to security and compliance, continuously adapting to an evolving cybersecurity landscape," said Jay Imszennik, a senior manager at Schellman & Company, who helped lead the audit of Tufts Health Plan's systems. "To accomplish this level of compliance, a company must have the highest level of security aimed to protect the sensitive information of its members and partners. We applaud Tufts Health Plan for their continued commitment to information security."

About Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage.  Staying true to our mission of improving the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve, we touch the lives of more than 1.1 million members in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire through employer-sponsored plans, Medicare, Medicaid and Marketplace plans, offering health insurance coverage across the life span regardless of age or circumstance.

We are continually among the top health plans in the country based on quality and member satisfaction:

  • Our private HMO and Massachusetts PPO plans are rated 5 out of 5 and our Massachusetts Medicaid plan is rated 4.5 out of 5 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.i
  • Our Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO and Senior Care Options plans received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the highest rating possible.ii

To learn more about how we're redefining what a health plan can do, visit Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

i The National Committee for Quality Assurance Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings and Medicaid Health Insurance Ratings 2017-2018. This rating references Tufts Health Plan's Massachusetts Medicaid plan.  Tufts Health Plan's Rhode Island Medicaid plan has not yet been rated. 

ii Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. For more information on plan ratings, go to Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO plans received 5 out of 5 stars for contract years 2016 -2018.

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