RGA’s ROSEBUD Program Receives Accreditation from NCQA

February 2, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2016-- RGA Reinsurance Company, a subsidiary of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) announced today that it has received a three-year accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for RGA’s ROSEBUD® Perinatal and Neonatal Case Management programs. NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed behavioral healthcare organizations, preferred provider organizations, new health plans, physician organizations, credentials verification organizations, disease management programs and other health-related programs. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set), the performance measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of the nation’s health plans.

“This three-year accreditation from NCQA validates the strong performance and high quality of our program,” said Jane Johnson, Vice President, Medical Management. “Our staff has worked diligently to document compliance with the standards, a process which began more than four years ago and included the development of a new case management system to meet the standards for documentation and reporting. We are extremely gratified to receive this accreditation.”

RGA Reinsurance Company is the only reinsurer that provides an in-house telephonic case management program for high risk pregnancies and babies. The ROSEBUD program has been in existence since 1985, providing complimentary case management services to RGA clients. ROSEBUD assists health plans in improving health outcomes and reducing costs associated with high-risk pregnancies and infants. It is one component of the ROSE Program, which began in 1984.

“Case Management Accreditation moves us closer to measuring quality across population health management initiatives,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, President, NCQA. “Not only does it add value to existing quality improvement efforts; it also demonstrates an organization’s commitment to the highest degree of improving the quality of their patients’ care.”

About RGA

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, a FORTUNE 500 company, is among the leading global providers of life reinsurance and financial solutions, with approximately $3.0 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of $50.4 billion as of December 31, 2015. Founded in 1973, today RGA is widely recognized for its deep technical expertise in risk and capital management, innovative solutions, and commitment to serving its clients. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and operations in 27 countries, RGA delivers expert solutions in individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, health reinsurance, facultative underwriting, product development, and financial solutions. To learn more about RGA and its businesses, visit the company’s website at www.rgare.com.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

Source: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated
Lynn Phillips, 636-736-2351
Executive Director, Public Relations