About 500,000 Medicare beneficiaries are being notified that they are in a Medicare Advantage plan or a Part D Prescription Drug plan that has a low star rating. That means it has received less than 3 stars (out of a possible 5) during the past three years. The reasons vary – it might be the cost of the plan or customer service or benefit coverage. If you receive one of those letters from Medicare, what should you do?
Medicare encourages you to compare your plan to others in the area and decide if it is the right choice. It sent letters to 375,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 150,000 Part D drug plan members.
We agree and here’s why.