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|Questions and Answers about the Special Enrollment Period for 5-Star Rated Medicare Plans|
|Publish On 2012-03-29 , 10:25 AM|
Question: My insurance agent told me that I could get out of my current Medicare Advantage plan and join a Medicare plan with a “5-star” rating anytime during 2012.
Yes, if a 5-star rated plan is available in your service area. Starting this year, there is a new Special Enrollment Pe ...
|Star Ratings for the 2012 Medicare Advantage Plans by Health Plan Type|
|Publish On 2012-03-27 , 2:35 PM|
Medicare uses information from member satisfaction surveys, plans, and health care providers to give overall performance star ratings to Medicare Advantage plans. These ratings are an incentive for Medicare plans to improve plan quality by making it easier for beneficiaries to compare and choose pla ...
|Comparing 2011 and 2012 Medicare Plan Star Ratings|
|Publish On 2012-03-26 , 11:51 AM|
Medicare Advantage plans and Prescription Drug plans can earn a star rating from one to five stars. A 2-star rating means below average performance and a 5-star rating is considered excellent. Currently, no Medicare plans have a star rating of less than a 2-stars.  ...
|Can we still get the $250 Donut Hole rebate that we were receiving back in 2010?|
|Publish On 2012-03-01 , 3:18 PM|
No. The $250 Donut Hole rebate checks were only sent to people who reached their 2010 Medicare Part D plan's Donut Hole or Coverage Gap.
The good news is that the $250 Donut Hole rebate acted like a transition into the Medicare Part D Donut Hole discount program that started in 2011.