CMS Announces 5-Star Medicare Advantage Health Plans
BALTIMORE, Md.–October 19, 2020–Erickson Living, a national leader in managing and developing continuing care retirement communities, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2021 Medicare Advantage (MA) overall health plan rating of 5-stars out of 5 stars. This recognition is a symbol of the high quality and top-rated customer service those who become Erickson Advantage members can expect.
"Erickson Advantage is one of only 21 Medicare Advantage health plans out of 400 health plans across the country to receive a combined 5-star rating from CMS for Part C and Part D benefits," said Matthew Narrett, M.D., Erickson Living's Chief Medical Officer. "It's rewarding to be among America's leading geriatric health care systems in which we help Medicare beneficiaries maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. Our six health plan options, which offer extra benefits beyond original Medicare, place a strong emphasis on preventive care and wellness in order to help seniors enjoy a better quality of life."
The Part C 5-star rating is the highest rating a Medicare Advantage health plan can receive for quality in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, ratings of responsiveness and care, complaints and appeals, and health plan customer service. The Part D 5 star rating is the highest rating a Medicare drug plan can receive for managing the delivery of pharmacy services to include: drug plan customer service, member complaints, member experience and drug pricing and patient safety.
Erickson Advantage is a Medicare Advantage health plan offered through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. This unique health plan (designed exclusively for Erickson Living residents), provides quality integrated health care over 5,000 members at 18 Erickson Living communities (11 states)*. The plan emphasizes a holistic approach across the continuum of care and aligns health benefits with surrounding supportive services in an effort to help improve quality while reducing cost for Erickson Living residents and their beneficiaries.
The Erickson Advantage plan is available to anyone living in an Erickson Living community.
About Erickson Living: Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities. More than 27,000 residents supported by a team of 15,000-plus employees reside at Erickson Living-managed communities in 11 states, the majority of which are supported by National Senior Campuses, Inc., a not-for-profit governing board that provides financial and operational oversight for the residents.
*Erickson Advantage Plan are available at Erickson Living communities in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.