The 2021 Medicare plans with 5 stars

CMS released its report card for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans Oct. 8.

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. To assign stars, Medicare analyzes how health plans performed on 44 measures for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans; 32 measures for only Medicare Advantage plans; and 14 measures for standalone Part D prescription drug plans.

Here are the 28 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
UnitedHealth Group's Sierra Health and Life Insurance Co. (most of U.S.)
Humana's CarePlus Health Plans in Florida
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Hawaii
UnitedHealth Group's Care Improvement Plus South Central Insurance Co. in New York
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia 
United Healthcare Insurance Co. in Massachusetts 
Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization in Massachusetts
HealthPartners in Minnesota
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan in New York
Quartz Health Plan Corp. in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin
Cigna's HealthSpring of Florida
Anthem's HealthSun Health Plans in Florida
HealthNow New York
Martin's Point Generations Advantage in Maine and New Hampshire
UnitedHealth Group's Serra Health and Life Insurance Co. in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia
Kaiser Foundation HP of the Northwest in Oregon and Washington
Quartz Health Plan Minnesota Corp.

1876 cost contracts (Plans are authorized by Section 1876 of the Social Security Act)

Medical Associates Health Plan in Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska
Dean Health Plan in Wisconsin 

Part D only 

Tufts Insurance Co.
UPMC Health Benefits
Excellus Health Plan
Health Alliance Medical Plans 

View CMS' fact sheet here

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