Posted November 10, 2022 by Julie Sich
SummaCare is proud to share our 2023 Medicare Advantage Plan recently earned a 5-Star Rating (out of five stars) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is an increase from our 4.5-Star Rating in 2022, which underscores our hard work, dedication and commitment to providing high-quality products and services to our Medicare members just like you.
Each year, CMS releases star ratings that deliver important information about the quality and performance of specific plans to help people with Medicare compare them. Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans are rated on a one to five scale, with five stars representing the best performance and one star the worst.
It’s a critical tool to use when considering Medicare coverage options. You can compare quality of plans through the star ratings, even in specific categories, along with cost and coverage, empowering you to make health care decisions that are best for you.
The annual star ratings are based on 37 quality and performance measures in five main categories:
For Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans that include drug coverage, Medicare star ratings also include a drug safety score.
CMS gathers information from member satisfaction surveys, individual plans and healthcare providers to give an overall performance rating for plans. The star ratings are released in October, just before the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period begins on Oct. 15.
About SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plan
SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plan offers everything that original Medicare covers, but adds valuable extra benefits and services designed to fit members’ needs to reach optimal health. Those extras could include coverage for dental, vision, hearing aids, over-the-counter items, gym memberships and rides to the doctor with much more added each year.
Plus, with premiums starting as low as $0 per month, SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plan truly helps consumers make the most of their Medicare dollar.
New for 2023, SummaCare is thrilled to offer Jade (HMO) with Bene-Flex. It’s our first customizable Medicare Advantage plan option that empowers members to take control of their coverage by creating their own package of benefits unique to them.
With Jade, members receive already built-in comprehensive medical and prescription drug (Part D) coverage, as well as dental, vision, hearing, over-the-counter items and travel benefits. Then, they tailor their plan by selecting five from more than 15 additional wellness options to add to their coverage. Think of it as a build-your-own Medicare Advantage plan, starting at just $19/month.
The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage plans runs from October 15th to December 7th. If you have questions about Medicare, call a SummaCare Medicare Advisor at 330-996-8440 or (toll-free) 888-464-8440 (TTY 800-750-0750). They’re available to take your call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. We also offer virtual and in-person seminars.
For more information, to compare plans or enroll, visit www.summacare.com/medicare.
SummaCare is an HMO and HMO-POS plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in SummaCare depends on contract renewal. For accommodations of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 888.464.8440 (TTY 800.750.0750).
Every year Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.Medicare ID # H3660_23_747_M Accepted 11092022