Washington, D.C. - Insurers should offer consumers better information about consumer-driven health plans and other benefit plans, according to a report issued by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization that provides information on the quality of the nation's managed care plans. In a recently released white paper the Washington-based NCQA accredits health insurers for meeting certain standards of performance.

The white paper comes as enrollment in consumer-driven plans has risen sharply. America's Health Insurance Plans, a trade association also based in Washington, estimates enrollment in such plans hit 3.1 million in January 2006, compared with 438,000 in September 2004.

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