Look to the stars – the Medicare stars that is-- if you are considering a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug plan. Recent research says consumers are drawn to Medicare health plans with higher star ratings whether they are enrolling in the plan for the first time or switching plans.
Medicare has a five star rating that it applies to all Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans. Ranked one through five, Medicare encourages people to consider plans with star ratings of three stars or more
It is an easy way for the consumer to see how the plan ranks on such qualities as helping its members stay healthy and manage chronic conditions.