Boomers and Beyond Advertising Section – Fall 2015

Fidelis Care Earns Four Stars

Medicare Rating Reflects Plan’s Commitment to Quality Care and Services for Members

NEW YORK CITY – Fidelis Care Medicare Advantage has been recognized as a four-star plan by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The high rating is based on the quality of care and services provided to members.

Medicare evaluates plans based on a five-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. To determine star ratings, Medicare studies 48 measures related to quality, member satisfaction and other measures.

“Fidelis Care’s strong 4-star rating reflects the commitment to our mission of providing quality, affordable health care to those who need it most,” said Father Patrick J. Frawley, Fidelis Care president and CEO.

“We are pleased to receive this recognition from CMS and will continue to provide the highest quality care and service for our members.”

Fidelis Care serves more than 42,000 Medicare Advantage members each year. During Medicare’s open enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 7, Fidelis Care encourages seniors and their families to spend time studying the different plans available to them. Fidelis Care Chief Marketing Officer Pamela Hassen offers several tips for making wise decisions.

“Consider the Four P’s when picking coverage: Price, Provider, Product, Peace of Mind,” Hassen said.

• Price
Ensure the option you select is offering you a good value. Some plans have a higher monthly premium with $0 or low copay for primary care visits, while others have a $0 monthly premium and a higher copay.

• Product
Pick an option that fits your personal health care needs. Check whether your prescription drugs are included in your plan’s formulary and whether flex spending can help offset costs.

• Providers
The doctors and hospitals that participate in the plan should be convenient for you.

• Peace of Mind
You should feel confident you’ve made the best choice for your health needs. Fidelis Care offers Medicare Advantage and Dual Advantage products, which provide enhanced benefits for those who are eligible for Medicare.

To ease the process of selecting coverage, Hassen recommends using the Fidelis Affordable Care Advisor at fideliscare.org. This online tool compares available plans, benefits and costs, along with the benefits and costs associated with Original Medicare.

As the New York State Catholic Health Plan, Fidelis Care offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace.

With 1.3 million members statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance.

For more information, call 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org. Follow Fidelis Care on Twitter at @fideliscare and on Facebook at facebook.com/fideliscare.

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