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2019 Senior Choice Gold Awards

HealthMetrix Research Selects 2019 Medicare Advantage Plans for Exceptional Benefit Value & Overall Performance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 15, 2018) – Medicare Advantage plans in 88 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.

2019 Senior Choice Gold Award Recipients

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 States/Cities  Plans
Alabama    
Birmingham


Mobile

 
Montgomery

 
Alaska    
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 Count

 

Oakland   
Sacramento  
San Diego

Colorado     
Colorado Springs
Denver

Connecticut     
Hartford

Delaware    
Wilmington
Florida     
Bradenton

 

Fort Lauderdale  
 
Fort Myers
Miami  
Naples
Pensacola

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-Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk Counties

Springfield  
Michigan     
Detroit
Grand Rapids  
Lansing  
Minnesota     
Minneapolis-St. Paul

BlueCross BlueShield
Minnesota

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

 

New Hampshire    
Concord  
New Jersey     
New Mexico    
New York     
Albany  
Buffalo  
Rochester  
 
 
Syracuse
North Carolina     
Charlotte

 

Greensboro

 

Raleigh


North Dakota
   
Ohio     
Canton

 

Columbus

Oklahoma     
Oklahoma City  
Tulsa   
Oregon     
Portland  
Pennsylvania     
Harrisburg

 
Philadelphia

 

Pittsburgh


 

Puerto Rico    
San Juan
Rhode Island     
South Carolina    
South Dakota    
Sioux Falls
Tennessee     
Chattanooga
Knoxville
Memphis
Texas     
El Paso   
Houston

  

 
  Utah     
Salt Lake City  
Vermont    
Burlington
Virginia     
Richmond
Washington     
Seattle
Washington D.C.    
Washington, DC

West Virginia    
Wisconsin    
Madison  
Milwaukee  
Wyoming