Five-Star Medicare Advantage (Part C) Plans

The big day has arrived, and you’ve decided to take “the plunge” and start looking into a new Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan. But now what? How do you know which plan is best for you? There are so many plans available.

Well, no worries, you got this! Advocate Health Advisors has some answers that will help you on your way. Medicare uses a five-star rating system to evaluate Medicare Advantage plans. Let’s walk you through how that helps.

So, how do they figure out what makes it a Five-Star Plan?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services assigns all Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Prescription drug plans (Part D) an annual star rating. There are five criteria utilized for the star rating:

  • Screening tests and vaccines
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Member experience with the plan
  • Member complaints and changes in plan performance
  • Customer service

Five stars are reserved for only the highest-rated plans and one star is given to the lowest-rated plans.

Is there a Medicare Five-Star Special Enrollment Period?

Great news… you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage Five-Star plan during certain times of the year. As an example, if you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan lower than five stars and find a five-star plan in your area, you may be able to switch between December 8 and November 30 of the following year.

Give us a call or send us an email today to get your free, no-obligation Medicare plan review with a licensed insurance agent in your area. We’re here to help.

A member of our team will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your Medicare needs and learn more about your situation.


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