Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) offers the only Vermont-based Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan to receive a highest five-star rating for 2020 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Berlin, Vt., October 21, 2019 – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (Blue Cross) is pleased to announce its competitively-priced, highest-ranking Medicare Part D prescription drug plan options for 2020. CMS’s five-star rating measures how well plans perform in the areas of quality of care, access to care, and customer service.
Blue Cross also wants Vermonters to know that the annual Medicare Part D open enrollment period has started -- which runs from October 15 to December 7, 2019, with enrollment effective on January 1, 2020. This is the time when people eligible for Part D may sign up, switch plans, or insurance carriers. Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) is available to anyone who receives Medicare Part A and/or is enrolled in Part B. Part D adds drug coverage to Original Medicare and helps to lower prescription drug costs and protect from higher costs in the future.
Blue Cross, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the federal government to offer prescription drug coverage, called Blue MedicareRxSM (PDP). Blue Cross is excited to report that Blue MedicareRx (PDP) is the only Part D program in Vermont to achieve a five-star rating for 2020 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The five-star rating means the highest possible ranking for quality, access and member satisfaction. (See disclaimer 1.)
During the annual open enrollment period (October 15 - December 7), Medicare beneficiaries may join any Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) or switch from their current Medicare PDP to any another Medicare PDP, regardless of plans’ star ratings.
“We are proud to offer an affordable prescription drug plan that is highly rated by consumers. The five-star rating means that eligible Vermonters can feel confident that Blue MedicareRx offers excellent coverage, access and overall member experience.” says Andrew Garland, Blue Cross’s vice president of client relations and external affairs.
To learn more about plans and eligibility, you may contact the Blue MedicareRx (PDP) team at (888) 496-4178, TTY: 711 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or visit www.rxmedicareplans.com.
Contact: Sara Teachout
1. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.