Alignment Healthcare’s California Medicare Advantage plan earns top marks in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties
ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018 – Alignment Health Plan is one of 24 Medicare Advantage plans across the country to be recognized for cost-sharing effectiveness and value in the design of their 2019 medical and Part D prescription drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries.
Alignment Health Plan’s Platinum (HMO) $0 premium plan is the only plan offered in three Southern California markets – Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties – to qualify for the 2019 Senior Choice Gold Award. Its smartHMO $0 premium plan in Los Angeles County also qualifies for “Excellence in Medicare Plan Benefits and Performance” from HealthMetrix Research Inc., a national independent managed care research firm.
“This prestigious consumer award addresses the concerns that beneficiaries may have with both Medicare plan performance and the out-of-pocket costs incurred after they enroll,” said HealthMetrix Research and MedicareNewsWatch.com President Alan Mittermaier. “Alignment Health Plan has demonstrated a commitment to delivering maximum value in the design of their plan benefits, copayments, deductibles and premiums regardless of health status. We believe that informed beneficiaries can rely on this award as an indication of excellence just as they rely on other awards and consumer ratings that recognize excellence in quality of care and member satisfaction.”
Award recipients were selected from more than 100 Medicare managed care plans based on 2019 benefits and estimated annual cost-sharing approved by Medicare.
“Receiving this award affirms Alignment’s promise to put the patient first,” said Dawn Maroney, consumer president for Alignment Healthcare. “We are committed to delivering an exceptional health care experience, where the senior and his or her needs are at the center, and our products and services are designed to meet those needs.”
Alignment Health Plan has received an overall 4-star rating out of a possible 5 stars in 2019 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.
The Senior Choice Gold Award is based on independent comparisons of the approved 2019 MA-Part D plan benefits for Aetna, Alignment, Anthem, Blue Shield, Brand New Day, Central Health Plan, Easy Choice, Golden State, Health Net, Humana, Intervalley, Kaiser Permanente, SCAN, United HealthCare. For comparison details, visit www.MedicareNewsWatch.com. Reprinted with permission and distributed by Alignment Health Plan. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information. The Senior Choice Gold Award is not given by Medicare. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Alignment Health Plan’s official star ratings can be found at www.medicare.gov.
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 alignmenthealthcare.com.
On behalf of Alignment Healthcare
Maggie Habib, (310) 916-6934