Blue Cross Vermont’s Blue MedicareRx sustains highest CMS Part D rating in the state for 5th year

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Blue Cross Vermont’s Blue MedicareRx sustains highest CMS Part D rating in the state for 5th year

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 10:23am -- tim

 

Blue Cross offers the only Vermont plan to receive an overall four and a half-star rating for 2022 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Vermont Business Magazine Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (Blue Cross) announced today that the Blue MedicareRx Prescription Drug Plan was again awarded the highest star rating in Vermont for the fifth consecutive year. This is the only Medicare Part D program in Vermont to achieve an overall four and a half-star rating for 2022 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).    

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the federal government to offer prescription drug coverage, called Blue MedicareRx Prescription Drug Plan. CMS’s star rating measures how well plans perform on a five-star scale in the areas of quality of care, access to care, and customer service. 1

“This is clearly an advantage of the Blue Cross network, allowing us to band together with other small states in New England to bring a robust pharmacy network and comprehensive formulary to our members,” says Andrew Garland, Blue Cross’s Vice President of Client Relations and External Affairs.

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare Part D is now underway and will continue through December 7. During this enrollment period, Vermonters who are enrolled in Medicare have an opportunity to evaluate which Part D plan works best for them. 

“We are proud to offer a prescription drug plan that is highly rated by our members. The four and a half-star rating means that eligible Vermonters can feel confident that Blue MedicareRx offers excellent coverage, access, and overall member experience,” says Garland. “It’s a great option for older Vermonters who rely on Medicare Part D.” 

Blue Cross has consistently earned high marks for customer care, access, and quality. Every care plan is created with the goal of supporting their neighbors through every step of their health journey with excellent customer service, quality and access to care.  

Medicare Part D adds drug coverage to original Medicare and helps to lower prescription drug costs and protect older Vermonters from higher costs in the future. To learn more about plans and eligibility, Vermonters can contact the Blue MedicareRx Prescription Drug Plan team at (888) 496-4178 (TTY: 711), at any time of the day or night, seven days a week or visit www.rxmedicareplans.com.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is Vermont’s only local, not-for-profit health plan. For over 30 years, the company has been enhancing the health and well-being of the Vermonters by offering innovative plans to individuals, seniors and businesses. Our employees are dedicated to developing new ways to support high quality care and programs and events that promote wellness. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit www.bcbsvt.com.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the Federal Government to provide Part D benefits. Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont are the legal entities which have contracted as a joint enterprise with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are the risk‑bearing entities for Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plans. The joint enterprise is a Medicare‑approved Part D Sponsor. Enrollment in BlueMedicareRx (PDP) depends on contract renewal.

1. 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.

 

Source: 10.27.2021. Berlin, Vermont—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont www.bcbsvt.com