Anthem’s Medicare Plan in Connecticut Receives Four Stars from CMS for 2015

Ratings System Helps Measure Quality; Five Stars is the Highest Performer

WALLINGFORD, Conn.--()--Anthem’s HMO Medicare Plan in Connecticut, sold under the name Anthem MediBlue Select (HMO), has received Four Stars in the latest ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The annual Star Ratings measure plans on around 50 criteria, including getting members needed health screenings, managing chronic conditions, customer service and member satisfaction. Five stars is the highest ranking a plan can receive.

The plan serves members in Hartford, Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties.

“We have been working hard on our Medicare Star Ratings and are very pleased that this work has been rewarded with a Four-Star rating in Hartford County,” said Michael Carson, Anthem’s eastern region president for Medicare. “We are continuing to launch new programs every year to improve member health and experience with the goal of moving even higher.”

CMS created the Star Ratings to help people in comparing plans on quality and performance. Those interested in knowing more about the Star Ratings of various Medicare plans can visit the CMS website at www.medicare.gov for details.

Anthem is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on Jan. 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

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.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Sarah Yeager, (203) 859-0996
sarah.yeager@anthem.com
or
Doug Bennett Jr., (502) 889.2103
Doug.BennettJr@wellpoint.com

Release Summary

Anthem’s HMO Medicare Plan in Connecticut, sold under the name Anthem MediBlue Select (HMO), has received Four Stars in the latest ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Sarah Yeager, (203) 859-0996
sarah.yeager@anthem.com
or
Doug Bennett Jr., (502) 889.2103
Doug.BennettJr@wellpoint.com