NEW MEDICARE CARDS AVAILABLE AND YOU SHOULD RECEIVE BY JAN 1, 2020
If you are not a LIS client (Low Income Subsidy or on Medicaid or shared cost subsidies) then you are restricted to a five (5) star rated plan.
CMS released its report card for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans Oct. 10, 2020.
Medicare ranks Medicare Advantage and Part D plans on a quality scale of one to five stars, with five representing excellent performance and one reflecting poor performance. CMS also pays bonuses to plans with high ratings.
In 2020, most beneficiaries will be able to select a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan with four or more stars, CMS said. To assign stars, Medicare analyzes how health plans performed on 45 measures for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans; 33 measures for only Medicare Advantage plans; and 14 measures for standalone Part D prescription drug plans.
Here are the plans receiving a five-star rating:
Medicare Advantage and Part D
Kelsey-Seybold Administrators in Texas
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
Humana's CarePlus Health Plans in Florida
Guidewell's Florida Blue Medicare
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Hawaii
Martin's Point Generations Advantage in Maine and New Hampshire
UnitedHealth Group's Care Improvement Plus South Central Insurance Co. in New York
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of The Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States (different contract)
Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization in Massachusetts
HealthPartners' Group Health Plan in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota
CVS Health's Aetna Health in Maine
UnitedHealthcare Benefits of Texas
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington
Madison-based University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics' Quartz Health Plan Corp.
Cigna's HealthSpring of Florida
Anthem's Healthsun Health Plans in Florida
Quartz Health Plan Minnesota Corp.
Medicare Advantage only
Medical Associates Health Plan in Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska
Part D only
Anthem Insurance Co. & Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont
Lifetime HealthCare's Excellus Health Plan
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