Alignment Health Plan earns overall 4.5 out of 5-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2020 
ORANGE, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2019)
– Alignment Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage plan from Alignment Healthcare, is one of only four in California to be named a Best Insurance Company for Medicare Advantage 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
. The annual ranking analyzes insurance companies’ Medicare Advantage plan offerings based on the upcoming year’s star ratings from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
A Best Insurance Company for Medicare Advantage is defined by U.S. News & World Report
as a company whose plans all received at least three out of five stars by CMS and whose plans have an average rating of 4.5 or more stars within a state. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating. Alignment Health Plan has received an overall 4.5-star rating from CMS
in 2020, which includes a 5- out of 5-star summary rating for Part D prescription drug plan services and a 4-star summary rating for Part C health plan services.
“Alignment is honored to be named a Best Insurance Company for Medicare Advantage by U.S. News & World Report
,” said Dawn Maroney, consumer president of Alignment Healthcare. “At Alignment, we strive to deliver the best health coverage options possible to meet the health care needs of seniors in the communities we serve.”
To calculate its 2020 Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage, U.S. News & World Report
used data from the CMS Medicare Compare tool
, including the CMS star rating of each Medicare Advantage plan offered in 2020. The two main types of CMS star ratings are the Overall Star Rating that combines all the plan’s scores and the Summary Star Rating that focuses on the plan’s medical or prescription drug services. For an insurance company to be eligible for U.S. News & World Report
's Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage list, all Medicare Advantage plans offered by the insurance company in that state had to be rated overall with at least three out of five stars by CMS. U.S. News
then averaged the CMS star ratings for each of the eligible companies’ plans and those companies with an average overall rating of 4.5 or more stars earned recognition as a Best Insurance Company for Medicare Advantage.
Medicare’s annual election period starts on Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, 2019. During this time, Medicare-eligible individuals can enroll in a 2020-year plan. To learn more about Alignment’s 2020 plan offerings, visit www.alignmenthealthplan.com
 Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.
ABOUT ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE
Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. With offices and care centers across the country, Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers health plan options to California residents through Alignment Health Plan, and partners with select health plans in North Carolina and Florida to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit www.alignmenthealthcare.com
Cindy Keo, (657) 218-7781
Alignment Health Plan is an HMO, PPO and HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Alignment Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Alignment Health Plan complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATTENTION: If you speak a language other than English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-866-634-2247 (TTY 711). ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-877-399-2247 (TTY 711). 注意：如果您使用繁體中文，您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-866-634-2247 (TTY 711).