Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont offers the only Vermont plan to receive an overall four and a half-star rating for 2021 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Berlin, Vermont – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (Blue Cross) is excited to announce that Blue MedicareRxSM Prescription Drug Plan is the only Part D program in Vermont to achieve an overall four and a half-star rating for 2021 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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 MedicareRx Prescription Drug Plan (PDP). CMS’s overall four and a half-star rating measures how well plans perform in the areas of quality of care, access to care, and customer service.*
The annual open enrollment period for Medicare Part D is now underway. During open enrollment, which runs from October 15–December 7, Vermonters eligible for Part D 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 four and a half-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. “It’s a great option for older Vermonters who rely on Medicare Part D.”
Medicare Part D adds drug coverage to Original Medicare and helps to lower prescription drug costs and protect from higher costs in the future. To learn more about plans and eligibility, Vermonters can 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.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is Vermont’s only local, not-for-profit health plan. For over 70 years, the company has been enhancing the health and well-being of the Vermonters by offering innovative plans to individuals, older Vermonters and businesses. Our employees are dedicated to developing new ways to support high quality care and programs and events that promote wellness. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the Federal Government to provide Part D benefits. Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont are the legal entities which have contracted as a joint enterprise with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are the risk‑bearing entities for Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plans. The joint enterprise is a Medicare‑approved Part D Sponsor. Enrollment in BlueMedicareRx (PDP) depends on contract renewal.
*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.