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MARSHFIELD – Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., has again been recognized among the nation’s leading health plans by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its Medicare Advantage plans for 2018. The Plan received an overall rating of 4.5 stars in the 5-star rating system that the federal agency uses to rank Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug plans.
“Few Medicare health plans in the nation receive an overall star rating of 4.5 or 5 stars,” said Julie Brussow, chief executive officer at Security Health Plan. “While our goal is always to attain the highest possible rating of 5 stars, our 4.5-star rating demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality service to our members.”
Security Health Plan’s overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars includes specific ratings of 4.5 stars for health services and 4.5 stars for prescription drug services.
“The rating reflects the first-rate care our members receive from their doctors and other health professionals, the expertise members receive directly from Security Health Plan and their satisfaction with these services,” said Brussow. “The rating also confirms that our members are conscientious about seeing their doctors and getting the tests and treatments they need to achieve the best possible health outcomes.”
Brussow also credited Security Health Plan’s focus on assessing health and wellness as well as providing support for members with acute and chronic health conditions.
“We use direct outreach to our members to remind them about needed health care,” she said. “Our care managers and health coaches reach out to members to make sure they have the resources and knowledge they need to be as healthy as possible.”
For 2018, Security Health Plan is offering Medicare Advantage HMO plan options in three regions covering 50 Wisconsin counties. For the first time these options include a $0 premium plan with Part D prescription drug coverage in each region. Security Health Plan also offers its Secure Saver Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) and Medicare Supplement plans statewide. All plans are designed to improve the quality of care members receive, increase members’ satisfaction with their care and service, and control the cost of care.
Security Health Plan is holding free, no-obligation Medicare seminars in more than 60 locations across the state during Medicare’s annual enrollment period (AEP) from October 15 through December 7. The AEP is the only time most Medicare beneficiaries can change their benefits.
Individuals who have or will soon be eligible for Medicare are invited to register for a seminar online at www.securityhealth.org/seminar. If you are unable to attend a seminar, you can find more information about 2018 Medicare plans at www.securityhealth.org/medicare18.
You can also call Security Health Plan seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to register for a seminar, request an appointment or get more information about Medicare plans at 1-844-637-7707. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please call TTY 711.
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.