2018 Senior Choice Gold Awards

HealthMetrix Research Selects 2018 Medicare Advantage Plans for Exceptional Benefit Value & Overall Performance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 16, 2017) – Medicare Advantage plans in 70 cities will be recognized for exceptional value in the design of their medical and Part D prescription drug benefits available for 2018 Medicare plan enrollees. The 2018 Senior Choice Gold Award recipients were selected from Medicare Advantage plans across 47 states and Puerto Rico based on independent cost-sharing analysis conducted by HealthMetrix Research Inc. and MedicareNewsWatch.com. The 2018 Senior Choice Gold Award selections include special recognition for plans achieving at least 3.5-star overall ratings for quality and performance as reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Medicare Advantage plans receive overall ratings annually on a 1-star (lowest) to 5-star (highest) scale.

According to HealthMetrix Research Inc. president Alan Mittermaier:

"This prestigious consumer award is unique for considering both forward-looking cost-sharing comparisons along with the recently announced CMS quality and performance ratings.  Each award recipient has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the design of their 2018 Medicare plan benefits, copayments, deductibles and premiums including the Part D prescription drug benefits.  All award recipients also achieved above average CMS overall ratings for exceptional performance that raises the bar for all Medicare Advantage competitors.  HealthMetrix Research commends those organizations for this distinctive dual recognition."

The award criteria were based on 2018 benefits and cost-sharing approved by Medicare for the selected plans including applicable plan copayments, deductibles, and premiums adjusted for beneficiaries’ health status (excellent, good, poor) and utilization of healthcare services.  HealthMetrix Research cost-sharing comparisons are available at www.MedicareNewsWatch.com. HealthMetrix Research neither recommends nor endorses specific Medicare plans.

2018 Senior Choice Gold Award Recipients

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 States/Cities  Plans
Alabama    
Birmingham  
Alaska    
Arizona    
Tucson

Arkansas    
Little Rock

 

   

 
California     
Bakersfield

 
Fresno

Los Angeles - Los Angeles County

 
Los Angeles - Orange County

 
Los Angeles - Riverside County

 

Los Angeles - San Bernardino County

 
 

Los Angeles - Ventura County

 
 

Oakland  

Sacramento  
 
San Diego

 

San Jose

   
 

Stockton

Colorado     
Colorado Springs
Denver

Connecticut     
Hartford

Delaware    
Wilmington
Florida     
Bradenton

 

   

Fort Myers  
Miami  
Naples
Pensacola

Sarasota  
Tallahassee

 
Tampa-St. Petersburg   
West Palm Beach

             

Georgia
   
Atlanta
Hawaii     
Honolulu    
Idaho     
Boise  
Illinois     
Chicago  
Indiana     
Fort Wayne    
Iowa     
Kansas     
Wichita
 
Kentucky     
Louisville

Louisiana     
Baton Rouge

New Orleans

Maine    
Portland    
Maryland     
Massachusetts    
Boston-Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk Counties

Worcester  
Michigan     
Lansing  
Minnesota     
Minneapolis-St. Paul

 

Mississippi    
Missouri     
Kansas City    
St. Louis  
Montana     
Nebraska    
Nevada     
Las Vegas  
Reno

 

New Hampshire    
Concord  
New Jersey     
BergenEssex, Hudson Counties

New Mexico     
New York     
Albany  
Rochester  
Syracuse      
North Carolina     
Charlotte  

Greensboro

Raleigh

North Dakota
   
Ohio     
Akron

Cleveland

Dayton

Oklahoma     
Oklahoma City    
Oregon     
Portland  
Pennsylvania     
Harrisburg  
Philadelphia

 
Pittsburgh


 

Puerto Rico    
San Juan    
Rhode Island     
South Carolina    
South Dakota    
Sioux Falls  
Tennessee     
Texas     
Austin   
El Paso  

Houston

 

 
San Antonio
  Utah     
Salt Lake City  

Vermont    
Burlington
Virginia     
Richmond
Washington     
Washington D.C.    
Washington, DC

 

West Virginia    
Charleston
Wisconsin    
Milwaukee  
Wyoming    

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