UPMC Health Plan
Pittsburgh (Aug. 28, 2023) – UPMC Health Plan today announced that UPMC for Life, a Medicare Advantage plan that is part of a family of insurance and benefit management products offered by UPMC Health Plan, has earned the highest score in Pennsylvania in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Medicare Advantage Study℠ of member's satisfaction with their Medicare Advantage health plan experience.
"The J.D. Power award reflects UPMC for Life's commitment to providing the highest quality member service for our more than 207,000 Medicare members. We're here to help our members stay healthy and access the supports and services they need to live their best life," said Angela Perri, Chief Medicare Officer for UPMC Health Plan. "Congratulations to all our team members for their dedication and relentless desire to provide the best possible service to our members."
UPMC for Life achieved this top ranking among Pennsylvania plans due in part to top scores for resolving problems or complaints; providing access to digital supports, such as websites, mobile apps, and text messaging; earning members' trust; the strength and capabilities of call center staff; and efforts to save members time or money.
"Our Member Services 'concierges' always go the extra mile to help our members, whether it's setting up doctor's appointments or providing UPMC Health Plan tech guides to more easily access our great digital health tools," said Perri. "When you combine this kind of award-winning member satisfaction with PCP copays as low as zero dollars and outstanding supplemental vision, dental, and hearing coverage along with other unique benefits like our UPMC for Life Flex Spend Card, you have a high-quality, hometown Medicare Advantage plan laser-focused on healthy, happy members."
UPMC for Life not only meets members' needs through Member Services, but also through affordable plan options and practical, meaningful supplement benefits. This year's supplemental benefits include dental allowances; vision allowances; a significant discount on hearing aids; and a prepaid Flex Spend Card to use for over-the-counter purchases.
Additionally, members can choose a plan that offers the SilverSneakers fitness program with unlimited free gym members, free home safety products, caregiver classes, and our UPMC Resources for Life program for help and support members with financial, legal, caregiver, and community connections.
Results are based on award eligible plans in Pennsylvania by J.D. Power. UPMC for Life received the highest score in Pennsylvania in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Medicare Advantage Satisfaction Study of members' satisfaction with their Medicare Advantage health plan experience. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.
Enrollment Help and Support
UPMC for Life earned a 5 out of 5-star rating from Medicare for 2023, which means that Medicare members can also enroll in a UPMC for Life HMO or PPO plan right now. Medicare members can use this Special Election Period only once between Dec. 8, 2022, and Nov. 30, 2023. Medicare members interested in UPMC for Life can enroll by phone or online from the comfort and safety of home. For information on plans, go to upmchealthplan.com/Medicare or call UPMC for Life toll-free at 1-877-381-3765 seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. TTY users should call 711.
Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. UPMC for Life has a contract with Medicare to provide HMO, HMO SNP, and PPO plans. The HMO SNP plans have a contract with the PA State Medical Assistance program. Enrollment in UPMC for Life depends on contract renewal.
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About UPMC Insurance Services
The UPMC Insurance Services Division serves more than four million members and is owned and operated by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC Insurance Services provides commercial products through UPMC Health Plan for both groups and individuals. Its commercial products also include workers' compensation and employee assistance from nationally known Workpartners®. Government products include Medicare Advantage plans (UPMC for Life); special needs plans for those who are eligible for Medicare and Medical Assistance (UPMC for Life Complete Care and UPMC Community HealthChoices); a Medical Assistance plan (UPMC for You); and Children's Health Insurance Program plans (UPMC for Kids). Community Care Behavioral Health Organization—one of the nation's largest nonprofit managed care behavioral health organizations—is also part of the Insurance Services Division. Community Care offers a full range of services to commercial and Medical Assistance members. For more information, visit upmchealthplan.com.