TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Freedom Health (Freedom) today announced that the Company’s 2019 Medicare Advantage HMO plans, which will be offered in 25 counties throughout Florida, will be rated 4.5 Stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with five stars being the best rating. CMS’ Medicare Star Ratings gives health plans scores for the quality and performance of their services.
“Freedom understands the dynamic needs of the Medicare-eligible population and is committed to providing innovative products and services that consumers can expect from our highly rated Medicare Advantage health plans,” said Jigar Desai, President and CEO of Freedom. “We have been fortunate to collaborate with care providers in our network who play an important role in helping us deliver an enhanced healthcare experience that makes healthcare simpler for consumers.”
The following Medicare Advantage plans will be rated 4.5 Stars for 2019:
- Freedom Savings Plan (HMO)
- Freedom Medicare Plan Rx (HMO)
- Freedom Platinum Plan Rx (HMO)
- Freedom Platinum Rewards Plan Rx (HMO)
- Freedom VIP Care (HMO-SNP)
- Freedom VIP Savings (HMO-SNP)
- Freedom VIP Savings COPD (HMO-SNP)
- Freedom Medi-Medi Partial (HMO-SNP)
- Freedom Medi-Medi Full (HMO-SNP)
The CMS’ Medicare Star Rating system rates the quality and performance of Medicare Advantage plans to help consumers and their families compare plans. Medicare Advantage plans are rated on their ability to:
- Help members stay healthy
- Assist members in managing chronic conditions
- Ensure positive member experiences with their health plan
- Achieve member satisfaction
- Provide effective customer service
Additionally, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans that provide drug services are rated on how well they provide prescription-related coverage along a number of factors: customer service, member complaints, member experience with drug plan, and drug safety.
Star Ratings are calculated each year using a scale of one to five stars, and may change from year to year. The annual Medicare Star Ratings are posted online at www.medicare.gov.
Consumers can enroll in Freedom’s 2019 Medicare Advantage plans during Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP), which began October 15, 2018 and continues through December 7, 2018. Plans selected during AEP are effective January 1, 2019. For details about Freedom Medicare plans in your area, call 800-401-2740 or visit Freedom’s Medicare online store at https://www.freedomhealth.com/. From October 1 to March 31, the Company is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. From April 1 to September 30, Freedom is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST.
Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.
The Star Ratings referenced above apply to contract H5427. Freedom Health, Inc. is an HMO with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Florida Medicaid program. Enrollment in Freedom Health, Inc. depends on contract renewal. This Information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-800-401-2740 (TTY: 711) for more information. Freedom Health, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Freedom Health, Inc. cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. Freedom Health, Inc. konfòm ak lwa sou dwa sivil Federal ki aplikab yo e li pa fè diskriminasyon sou baz ras, koulè, peyi orijin, laj, enfimite oswa sèks. Español (Spanish): ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-401-2740 (TTY: 711). Kreyòl Ayisyen (French Creole): ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-800-401-2740 (TTY: 711).
About Freedom Health, Inc. and Optimum Healthcare, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Freedom Health, Inc. and Optimum Healthcare Inc. provide comprehensive health care coverage through their Medicare Advantage Plans in the state of Florida. The health plans offer multiple benefit options including MAPD, Dual Special Needs Plans covering individuals with both Medicare and Medicaid eligibility and Chronic Special Needs Plans focusing on individuals diagnosed with diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).
With a combined enrollment of over 135,000 Medicare Advantage members in 25 counties throughout the state, Freedom and Optimum have consistently earned impressive quality ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For more information on America’s First Choice family of health plans, please visit one of our websites at www.youroptimumhealthcare.com or www.freedomhealth.com.