Excellent 5 out of 5-star rating—three years in a row!
UPMC for Life has earned an excellent 5 out of a possible 5 overall star rating for both its HMO and PPO plans from Medicare for 2024. We’re incredibly proud to be a 5-star plan for three years in a row! UPMC for Life has received a 5-star rating for our HMO and PPO plans for 2022, 2023, and 2024.
BEST quality Medicare Advantage plan in PA
UPMC for Life is the BEST quality Medicare Advantage plan in Pennsylvania! We are the only plan in Pennsylvania to earn an excellent 5 out of 5-star rating from Medicare for both our HMO and PPO plans for 2024. This does not include Special Needs Plans.
This award places us among the highest-rated Medicare plans in the nation. The star ratings are based on how well Medicare Advantage plans deliver medical coverage, prescription drug services, customer service, and member satisfaction. You can use these scores to compare our quality and performance to other Medicare plans. Learn more about the Medicare Star Ratings.
What are Medicare star ratings?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rates all Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans each year to help Medicare beneficiaries and their families compare plans based on quality and performance. The Medicare star ratings are based on how well Medicare Advantage plans deliver medical coverage, prescription drug services, customer service, and how current members rate their satisfaction with the plan. You can use these scores to compare our quality and performance to other Medicare plans.
Special Needs Plans (SNPs) also receive star ratings from CMS. They may be rated on additional criteria compared to Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans.
How do Medicare star ratings work?
5 out of 5 stars for HMO and PPO
Every year, Medicare (CMS) evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. CMS uses up to quality and performance measures to rate plans. Ratings range from a low 1 star, which is poor, to the highest possible 5 stars, which is excellent. Medicare’s 5-star rating is given by CMS, the federal program that governs all Medicare plans, which means it cannot be paid for—it must be earned.
The number of stars shows how well a plan performs.
- Above Average
- Below Average
The areas CMS uses to determine star ratings include:
- Feedback from members about the plan’s service and care.
- The number of members who left or stayed with the plan.
- The number of complaints Medicare got about the plan.
- Data from doctors and hospitals that work with the plan.
Why are the Medicare star ratings important?
More stars mean a better plan—members get better care, better quality, and better customer service. Medicare beneficiaries can use this score to compare quality and performance of Medicare plans. This important tool can help beneficiaries choose the best Medicare plan to fit their needs.
How to find and enroll in a 5-star Medicare plan
All UPMC for Life HMO and PPO plans have been rated 5 out of 5 stars by Medicare for 2024. You can shop our Medicare plans and connect with a Medicare Advisor to enroll today! If your current Medicare plan is not a 5-star plan, you can change your plan. You can enroll in a 5-star Medicare Advantage plan from UPMC for Life during the Annual Enrollment Period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Because UPMC for Life is a 5-star plan, you could also be eligible for a Special Election Period (SEP) to enroll from Dec. 8, 2023, to Nov. 30, 2024. You can change from another Medicare Advantage plan, Original Medicare, or a Part D Prescription drug plan.
There is still time to join our 5-star Medicare plan!
If you missed the Annual Enrollment Period, it’s not too late to get better coverage from UPMC for Life. Because UPMC for Life received 5 stars from Medicare, you could be eligible for a Special Election Period to enroll in a UPMC for Life plan from Dec. 8, 2023, to Nov. 30, 2024. You can change from another Medicare Advantage plan, Original Medicare, or a Part D Prescription drug plan.
Find a UPMC for Life Medicare plan that best fits your needs
To our members…
Thank you to our members for helping us achieve these awards! You may not realize it, but our Excellent star rating and accreditation are thanks in large part to you! These scores reflect our commitment to offering the best possible care and coverage to our members every day. We could not have accomplished such a great score without you, and we are so thankful to serve each and every one of you!