20 Medicare Advantage plans earning 5 stars from US News

Eight of the 20 Medicare Advantage plans selected as five-star policies by U.S. News & World Report for 2018 were Kaiser Permanente brands.

To determine the best plans, U.S. News & World Report examined CMS data, including its 2018 Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage. Plans included in U.S. News & World Report's list earned an average of at least four and a half out of five stars, with all of its plans earning at least three stars in a given state.

Here are the 20 plans earning five stars for 2018, listed by state.

California
Kaiser Permanente (Oakland)

Colorado
Kaiser Permanente (Denver)

District of Columbia
Kaiser Permanente (Rockville, Md.)

Florida
HealthSun Health Plans (Coconut Grove, Fla.)
Optimum Healthcare (Tampa)

Georgia
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Columbus)

Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente (Honolulu) 

Iowa
Senior Preferred (Part of Gundersen Health Plan in Onalaska, Wis.)

Maryland
Kaiser Permanente (Rockville)

Massachusetts
Tufts Health Plan (Watertown)

Minnesota
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Eagan)

Oregon
Kaiser Permanente (Portland)
Providence Health Assurance (Beaverton) 

Texas
Kelseycare Advantage (Pearland)

Virginia
Kaiser Permanente (Rockville) 

Washington
Kaiser Permanente (Portland)
Providence Health Assurance (Beaverton, Ore.) 

Wisconsin
Dean Advantage (Madison, Wis.)
Medical Associates Clinic Health Plan of Wisconsin (Dubuque, Iowa)
Senior Preferred 

Note: This article was updated Oct. 19 because of an error in the data provided by CMS.

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