Independent Health recognized for Medicare Advantage

Independent Health has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the best health insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage coverage in 2021.

This is the second consecutive year Independent Health received this honor from U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report created the “Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage” list by analyzing each plan’s Medicare star rating for 2021. The star ratings were designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help Medicare beneficiaries assess the quality, value and performance of every Medicare Advantage plan throughout the nation.

Independent Health was recently recognized as a 4.5 star rated Medicare Plan1 by CMS for 2021. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Independent Health’s Medicare HMO plan has received a 4.5 star rating and the sixth straight year that its Medicare PPO plan has achieved this rating.

“Independent Health is proud to again be the only health plan in Western New York to earn 4.5 stars for both its HMO and PPO Medicare Advantage plans for 2021,” said Cathy Aquino, director of government sales, Independent Health. “Our consistent Medicare star ratings and national recognition from U.S. News & World Report are a testament to our long-standing commitment of providing outstanding customer service and working with health care providers to ensure our members receive the coverage and care they need and deserve.”