November 10, 2022

U.S. News  World Report Recognizes Independent Health’s Medicare Advantage Plans

Independent Health has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the best health insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage coverage in the nation. Independent Health is the only health plan in Western New York to receive this prestigious recognition from U.S. News & World Report for four consecutive years.

U.S. News & World Report developed its “Best Medicare Advantage Plan Companies 2023” list by analyzing the 2023 Medicare Star Ratings* for every health plan. The Star Ratings were designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help people assess the quality, value and performance of every Medicare Advantage plan throughout the nation.

For 2023, Independent Health is the only health plan in the nation to be awarded 5 Stars for all of its Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO and Medicare Prescription Drug plans.

“Independent Health’s Medicare 5-Star Rating as well as the national recognition we’ve once again received from U.S. News & World Report are a testament to our long-standing, consistent commitment of providing outstanding customer service and working with health care providers to ensure our members receive the coverage and care they need and deserve,” said Cathy Aquino, director of government sales, Independent Health. “With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period currently running until December 7, Western New Yorkers can be assured they will receive high-quality coverage, value and service by choosing an Independent Health Medicare Advantage plan for 2023.”

How Star Ratings are measured

Using a 5-Star Quality Rating System, with 5 Stars being the highest rating, CMS measures Medicare beneficiaries' experience with their health plans and the health care system on an annual basis. Among the components that plans are measured on include customer service, member satisfaction and how well they keep their members healthy. These ratings then serve as a helpful and unbiased way for Medicare beneficiaries to objectively compare their medical and prescription drug options.

Get more information about U.S. News & World Report'sBest Medicare Advantage Plan Companies for 2023” list.

Independent Health is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract offering HMO, HMO-POS, HMO-SNP and PPO plans. Enrollment in Independent Health depends on contract renewal. Benefits vary by plan. *Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

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