BATON ROUGE, La – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana announced today that its 2023 Medicare Advantage health plans have earned an overall quality rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The CMS Medicare Part C (health plan) 5-Star Quality Rating system is designed to help people compare health plans based on quality and performance. The ratings are based on member feedback and data from doctors and hospitals that work with the plan, among other factors. Plans that receive 4.5 out of 5 stars in the annual ratings have earned the agency’s second-highest rating.
“Achieving 4.5 out of 5 stars in the CMS 5-Star Quality Rating system reflects Blue Cross’ commitment to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians,” said Senior Vice President and Chief of Government Business Sheldon Faulk. “Blue Cross has made a commitment to quality in service and care, and we are proud to be rated so highly by our members and the providers who work with us.”
With its subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana covers 1.9 million members, providing group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services. In addition to our Medicare plans, Blue Cross also provides Medicare Advantage plans and is a partner in offering the Healthy Blue Medicaid managed care plan. Learn more about Blue Cross’ 2023 Medicare Plans on our website.
Blue Cross operates only in Louisiana and is the sole Louisiana insurer offering health plans in every parish. The company provides every customer with comprehensive wellness education, programs and services to help them live healthier lives.
Medicare-eligible people can enroll in individual Medicare plans during the Medicare annual enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 7, 2022.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We have been recognized for the past four years as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We invite all Louisianians to visit our website at www.bcbsla.com or talk to us on social media @BCBSLA.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana HMO offers Blue Advantage (HMO). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, offers Blue Advantage (PPO).
Blue Advantage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana HMO is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Blue Advantage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in either Blue Advantage plan depends on contract renewal.