A 2017 Best Medicare Plans Report was released by US New and World Report with new ratings resourced for the beneficiaries of Medicare to help in searching for options that offer the best coverage options offered during the annual OEP (Open Enrollment Period) which started October 15th and remains open until December 7th 2016.
Plan ratings that are offered on the US News Health Insurance website include Honor Rolls for the Best Medicare Advantage Plans & the Best Part D Plans. Then they Highlight the insurance companies who offer highly rated health coverage consistently to people 65 and older. This helps all types of health insurance buyers to navigate available options.
There is no doubt that there is a lot for Medicare beneficiaries to consider when choosing plans in terms of cost and out of pocket costs then in or out of network coverage. The tools allow consumers to search and help identify plans which fit the needs specific to their circumstance.
The ratings given for each of the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D plans that are available within each state can be up to 5 stars. To make the honor roll either the states Medicare Advantage plan, and or the Part D plans had received a average rating of 4.5 stars or above across the plans given in a state.