Best Medicare Plans 2017 – Independent Health

Independent Health has been named one the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Medicare Plans.


The U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Medicare Plans ratings, available on its website, is based on plan-level data recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to create state-by-state ratings of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D providers.

To earn “Best” status, an insurer’s plans must have earned an average rating from CMS that is well above average, with none of its plans having low ratings.

All of Independent Health’s Medicare Advantage plans again received a 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating from CMS. The Star Ratings are determined based on a combination of access to care and preventive services as well as customer service and member satisfaction.

“As the leading Medicare Advantage plan in this region with more than 94,000 members, we take great pride in the fact that all of our Medicare Advantage plans are again 4.5 Star Rated, which further underscores the consistency of the quality and value of our plans,” said Roberta Rifkin, senior vice president, government programs and affairs, at Independent Health.

The Best Medicare Plans are listed on the U.S. News & World Report website.

The Medicare Star ratings are posted at where Medicare beneficiaries can compare plans. Medicare beneficiaries can also visit one of Independent Health’s convenient Medicare Information Centers located throughout Western New York or call (716) 635-4900 Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

About Independent Health

Independent Health, a not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, serves nearly 400,000 members and provides innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being. Established in 1980, our comprehensive portfolio of progressive products include HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, traditional indemnity insurance, individual and small group Exchange products, consumer-directed plans and health savings accounts, plus coverage for self-funded employers. Our subsidiaries and affiliate companies include pharmacy benefit management, specialty pharmacy and the Independent Health Foundation. The company has been recognized nationally for its award winning customer service, dedication to quality health care and unmatched relationships with physicians and providers. To learn