Medicare members now have another chance to join a 5- star Medicare health plan, plus there are further Kaiser Permanente
5- star plans available than last time. Rather of staying until typical fall registration, the 5- star Special Registration Period gives Medicare heirs the occasion to enroll in a 5- star plan all the way through November.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designed the special registration period to prompt further seniors to enroll in high– quality 5- star plans. Health plans use a one-to five- star scale, in which five indicates the loftiest for performance excellence. Other crucial standing factors include how a plan helps members manage habitual conditions and stay healthy, as well as member satisfaction, drugstore benefits and client satisfaction.
“ There are numerous factors to consider when opting a Medicare health plan, but this quality standing should be counted heavily,” said Jed Weissberg, medical director, Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plans. “ It’s important that seniors come familiar with the Medicare Star Quality Conditions, so they can make informed choices and elect a plan that provides the stylish care and service.”
Presently, Kaiser Permanente leads theU.S. in the loftiest number of 5- star Medicare health plans for 2013. Kaiser actually just added new 5- star plans in Maryland, Virginia,D.C. and Ohio. In those four countries, along with California, Hawaii, Colorado and Oregon, the only 5- star health plans available are offered by Kaiser Permanente. In Washington state, Kaiser is one of only two 5- star plans.
“ Whether seniors are enrolled in a Medicare health plan or getting services through Original Medicare, this is a good occasion to learn further about their options and enroll in a 5- star plan,” said Herman Weil, elderly vice chairman, Kaiser Permanente Medicare programs.