These 40 insurers received Medicare Advantage star upgrades

Forty organizations received revised star ratings from CMS after the agency recalculated its star ratings for 2024. 

CMS said it would recalculate 2024 star ratings for all health plans after judges sided with SCAN Group and Elevance Health, which 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. The agency did not eliminate extreme outliers from its revised calculations. Plans that received upgrades saw their star ratings increase by half a star. 

Here are the 40 insurers who had contracts upgraded by CMS, according to data published July 2. 

  1. Alignment Healthcare 
    Alignment Health Plan of North Carolina
    Revised rating: 5 

  2. AllCare Health 
    AllCare Health Plan
    Revised rating: 3.5

  3. Athena Healthcare 
    Solis Health Plans
    Revised rating: 4 

  4. ATRIO Health Plans 
    ATRIO Health Plans
    Revised rating: 3 

  5. Aware Integrated (BCBS Minnesota) 
    HMO Minnesota
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  6. Baylor Scott & White 
    Baylor Scott & White Insurance Company
    Revised rating: 4 

  7. Baystate Health 
    Health New England
    Revised rating: 3.5

    Health New England
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City 
    Missouri Valley Life and Health Insurance Company
    Revised rating: 4 

  9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina 
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Revised rating: 4.5

  10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 
    Blue Care Network of Michigan
    Revised rating: 4.5

    Wellmark Advantage Health Plan
    Revised rating: 4 

  11. CareSource 
    CareSource Ohio
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  12. Centene 
    Wellcare of Connecticut
    Revised rating: 3.5

    Buckeye Health Plan Community Solutions
    Revised rating: 3

    Wellcare of Georgia
    Revised rating: 3.5 

    Pennsylvania Health and Wellness
    Revised rating: 4

    Meridian Health Plan of Michigan
    Revised rating: 3

    Wellcare Health Insurance of North Carolina
    Revised rating: 3

    Wellcare National Health Insurance Company
    Revised rating: 3

    Wellcare Health Insurance Company of New Jersey
    Revised rating: 3

    Magnolia Health Plan
    Revised rating: 3 

  13. Centers Plan for Healthy Living 
    Centers Plan for Healthy Living
    Revised rating: 4 

  14. Christus Health 
    Christus Health Plan
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  15. Clover Health 
    Clover Insurance Company
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  16. Corewell Health 
    Priority Health Choice
    Revised rating 4.5 

  17. CVS Health 
    Aetna Health of California
    Revised rating: 3

    Aetna Health (Fla.)
    Revised rating: 4

    Aetna Health of Iowa
    Revised rating: 5

    Aetna Health (Conn.)
    Revised rating: 4.5 

    Aetna Better Health of Texas
    Revised rating: 4 

  18. Elevance Health 
    Amerigroup Texas
    Revised rating: 3

    Anthem Insurance Companies
    Revised rating: 4

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia
    Revised rating: 3.5

    Healthsun Health Plans
    Revised rating: 5

    Anthem Insurance Companies
    Revised rating: 4 

  19. Fallon Community Health Plan 
    Fallon Community Health Plan
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  20. Group 1001 
    Clear Spring Health Community Care
    Revised rating: 3 

  21. Health Care Service Co. 
    Health Care Service Corporation (BCBS of Illinois, BCBS of New Mexico)
    Revised rating: 3

    GHS Insurance Company (BCBS of Oklahoma, BCBS of Texas)
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  22. Henry Ford Health System 
    Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  23. Highmark Health 
    Gateway Health Plan
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  24. Humana 
    Humana Health Plan of Puerto Rico
    Revised rating: 5 

  25. Imperial Health Plan of California 
    Imperial Health Plan of California
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  26. Independence Health Group (Independence BCBS) 
    Keystone Health Plan East
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  27. Longevity Health Founders 
    Longevity Health Plan of New Jersey
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  28. Molina Healthcare 
    Molina Healthcare of Kentucky
    Revised rating: 3.5

    Molina Healthcare of Washington
    Revised rating: 3

    Molina Healthcare of Virginia
    Revised rating: 3 

  29. Montage Health 
    Aspire Health Plan
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  30. Premera 
    Premera Blue Cross
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  31. Promedica Health System 
    Paramount Care
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  32. Regency ISNP Holdings 
    Texas Independence Health Plan
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  33. SCAN Group
    SCAN Health Plan
    Revised rating: 4 

  34. The Carle Foundation 
    Health Alliance Connect
    Revised rating: 4.5 

  35. Cigna Group 
    Cigna Healthcare of Georgia
    Revised rating: 4 

  36. Trinity Health Corporation 
    Mount Carmel Health Plan
    Revised rating: 5 

  37. UnitedHealth Group 
    UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin
    Revised rating: 5

    UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin
    Revised rating: 3.5

    Care Improvement Plus South Central Insurance Co.
    Revised rating: 4 

  38. UPMC Health System 
    UPMC For You
    Revised rating: 5 

  39. Visiting Nurse Service of New York 
    VNS Choice
    Revised rating: 3.5 

  40. Western Health Advantage 
    Western Health Advantage
    Revised rating: 3 

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