DATE: Oct. 10, 2019
CONTACT: Rebecca Normington, 715-221-9726, normington.rebecca@
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 (CMS) for 2020.
Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system used to rank Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug plans. Security Health Plan received an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 for its Medicare Advantage HMO-POS plans. The CMS Star Rating is based on data for 2018.
“While our goal is always to attain the highest possible rating of 5 stars, our 4-star rating demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality service to our members,” said Julie Brussow, chief executive officer at Security Health Plan.
“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 Sue Wilhelm, the Plan’s clinical officer. “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.”
Wilhelm also credited Security Health Plan’s focus on assessing its members’ health and wellness along with 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.”
Security Health Plan offers Medicare Advantage HMO plan options in three regions covering 55 Wisconsin counties. Security Health Plan’s eight HMO-POS plan options include a $0 premium plan with Part D prescription drug coverage in each region. Each plan covers the full range of Medicare-covered services plus added benefits including free health and smoking cessation support, preventive dental, hearing and vision exams, allowances for over-the-counter items, hearing aids and eyeglasses, and optional comprehensive dental coverage that is new for 2020.
“Each year we look to enhance the benefits we offer to our members while keeping costs at the same level,” said Brussow. “Our success in this effort shows in that even with added benefits, we have maintained our member premiums for three years running.”
Security Health Plan also offers its Secure Saver Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) and Medicare Supplement plans statewide.
Security Health Plan is holding free, no-obligation Medicare plan information 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
You can also call Security Health Plan at 1-720-572-1769, 7 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. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please call TTY 711.
Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., part of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, is helping its 230,000 members in Wisconsin and beyond reach their best health. Accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Security Health Plan offers health insurance coverage for employees of large and small businesses, individuals and families. It also provides full-service third-party administration for self-funded employee benefit plans through Security Administrative Services.
Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-877-998-0998 (TTY: 711). LUS CEEV: Yog tias koj hais lus Hmoob, cov kev pab txog lus, muaj kev pab dawb rau koj. Hu rau 1-877-998-0998 (TTY: 711). Security Health Plan is an HMO-POS, MSA and D-SNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Security Health Plan depends on contract renewal.