7 Medicare Advantage plans snag 5-star ratings after CMS redo

Seven additional Medicare Advantage contracts picked up five-star ratings from CMS after the agency recalculated its ratings for 2024. 

The agency published updated star ratings data July 2. CMS said it would recalculate 2024 star ratings for all health plans after judges sided with health plans who challenged the methodology CMS used to determine the ratings. 

The agency said it would not lower the star rating for any plan in its recalculations. 

Star ratings determine the bonus payments plans receive from CMS. Insurers must receive a rating of at least four stars to earn bonus payments. 

The agency awarded 38 plans its high-performing plan distinction for 2024. See the 31 plans included in CMS' original list published in October 2023 here.

Note: This list does not include Medicare Advantage-only or Part D contracts. 

Alignment Health 

  1. Alignment Health Plan of North Carolina
    Enrollment: 5,677

CVS Health 

  1. Aetna Health of Iowa
    Enrollment: 4,366

Elevance Health

  1. HealthSun Health Plans
    Enrollment: 54,801 

Humana

  1. Humana Health Plans of Puerto Rico
    Enrollment: 37,207

Trinity Health 

  1. Mount Carmel Health Plan
    Enrollment: 38,612 

UnitedHealth Group

  1. UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin
    Enrollment: 43,637

UPMC Health System 

  1. UPMC For You
    Enrollment: 39,718 

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