2017 Senior Choice Gold Awards

HealthMetrix Research Selects 2017 Medicare Advantage Plans for Exceptional Benefit Value & Overall Performance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 17, 2016) – Medicare Advantage plans in over 100 cities will be recognized for exceptional value in the design of their medical and Part D prescription drug benefits available for 2017 Medicare plan enrollees. The 2017 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 2017 Senior Choice Gold Award selections include special recognition for plans achieving at least 4-star overall ratings for quality and performance as reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

According to HealthMetrix Research Inc. president Alan Mittermaier:

 

"This established industry award is unique for considering both forward-looking cost-sharing comparisons along with the recently announced quality and performance ratings.  Each award recipient has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the design of their 2017 Medicare plan benefits, copayments, deductibles and premiums including the Part D prescription drug benefits.  Over 50% of the award recipients also achieved at least 4-star CMS overall ratings for exceptional performance that creates a higher bar for all Medicare Advantage competitors.  HealthMetrix Research commends those organizations for this distinctive dual recognition."

The award criteria were based on 2017 benefits and cost-sharing approved by Medicare for the selected plans. Estimated annual out-of-pocket costs published on Medicare Plan Finder (www.Medicare.gov) include applicable plan copayments, deductibles, and premiums adjusted for beneficiaries’ health status (excellent, good, poor).  HealthMetrix Research cost-sharing comparisons are available at www.MedicareNewsWatch.com. HealthMetrix Research neither recommends nor endorses specific Medicare plans.

Medicare Advantage plans receive overall ratings annually on a 1 to 5 star scale.

5 Stars = Excellent Performance
1 Star = Poor Performance

  Denotes "Excellence in Medicare Benefits Value & Performance"

       Denotes "Excellence in Medicare Benefits Value"

 

2017 Senior Choice Gold Award Recipients

 Click any city name to view the 2017 CostShare Report
 States/Cities  Plans
Alabama    
Birmingham
Arizona    
Phoenix

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

  

Modesto

 

Oakland  
Sacramento  
San Diego  
San Francisco  
San Jose

   
 

 
Stockton


Colorado     
Colorado Springs
Denver

Connecticut     
Hartford

Delaware    
Wilmington
 
Florida     
Bradenton  
Fort Lauderdale

        

Fort Myers  
Jacksonville

Miami  
Orlando         
Naples
Pensacola
Port Richey
Sarasota  
Tallahassee

Tampa-St. Petersburg  
West Palm Beach
Georgia
   
Atlanta
Hawaii     
Honolulu  
Idaho     
Boise  
Illinois     
Chicago  
Peoria
Indiana     
Fort Wayne  
Indianapolis  
Iowa     
Des Moines

Kansas     
Wichita  
Kentucky     
Louisville
Louisiana     
Baton Rouge

New Orleans
Maine    
Portland
Maryland     
Baltimore
Massachusetts    
Boston-Norfolk County  
Boston-Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk Counties  
Springfield  
Michigan     
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Lansing
Minnesota     
Minneapolis-St. Paul  
Mississippi    
Jackson  
Missouri     
Kansas City  
St. Louis
Montana     
Billings

Nebraska    
Omaha


Nevada     
Las Vegas  
Reno  
New Hampshire    
Concord
New Jersey     
BergenEssex, Hudson, Passaic, Union Counties

New Mexico     
Albuquerque  
Santa Fe  
New York     
Albany
Buffalo
Rochester  
Syracuse  
New York City Metro     
Bronx, Kings, Manhattan
 
Nassau, QueensStaten Island, Suffolk    
Westchester  
North Carolina     
Charlotte  

Greensboro
Raleigh

North Dakota
   
Fargo

Ohio     
Akron

Cincinnati

 

Cleveland
Columbus
Dayton
Toledo
Oklahoma     
Oklahoma City  
Tulsa
Oregon     
Portland  
Pennsylvania     
Harrisburg  
Philadelphia  
Pittsburgh

Puerto Rico    
San Juan  
Rhode Island     
Providence

South Carolina    
Columbia
Charleston
South Dakota    
Sioux Falls
Tennessee     
Chattanooga

 

Knoxville

 

Memphis
Nashville  
Texas     
Austin
Dallas
El Paso  
Fort Worth
Houston
 
San Antonio
Utah     
Salt Lake City  
Vermont    
Burlington
Virginia     
Richmond  
Washington     
Seattle
Washington D.C.    
Washington, DC
West Virginia    
Charleston
Wisconsin    
Milwaukee

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