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WPS MedicareRx plans win 5-star rating

These are the highest-rated Part D plans in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis.—October 13, 2014

The WPS MedicareRx prescription drug plans are the highest-rated Part D plans in Wisconsin, and the only plans in the state to earn 5 stars out of 5, according to the 2015 ratings recently announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The ratings take into consideration such factors as:

  • Customer service
  • Member complaints and Medicare audit findings
  • Member experience with drug plan
  • Drug pricing and patient safety

WPS is the leading not-for-profit Medicare Part D plan provider in Wisconsin, serving more than 24,000 enrollees, according to CMS data from March 2014.

The new 5-star rating means people can switch to the WPS MedicareRx plans any time during the year, not just during the annual enrollment period, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

“The 5-star rating is a testament to WPS’ commitment to quality and customer service,” said Jim Baird, Vice President, Individual Sales. “Though quite difficult to achieve, it is a great honor to be recognized as the only company offering 5-star Part D prescription drug plans in Wisconsin.”

Information for the ratings comes from member surveys, reviews of billing, and other information that plans submit to Medicare, and from Medicare's regular monitoring activities. Part D plans help cover the cost of prescription medications for Medicare enrollees.

CMS rates health and drug plans annually to ensure they meet Medicare's quality standards, and encourages Medicare beneficiaries to compare and choose plans based on these ratings.

For more information on the Part D plan ratings, go to www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan.

About WPS Health Insurance
Founded in 1946, WPS is a nationally regarded government contractor and Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer. The WPS Health Insurance division offers affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health insurance, and short-term health plans, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. The WPS Medicare division administers Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS TRICARE division serves millions more members of the U.S. military and their families. In 2014, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth straight year. WPS is the only health insurance company to earn this distinction five times. For more information about WPS, visit www.wpsic.com.