RALEY, N.C. and ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alignment Health Plans, Alignment Health’s award-winning Medicare Advantage (MA) insurer, named Medicare Advantage’s 2023 Best Insurer Chosen. Plans for his HMO to be North Carolina’s highest rated by US News & World Report. Alignment is one of her four MA insurers in the state to earn US News’ “Best” ranking badge.
Each year, US News analyzes and identifies the best MAs in each state based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Compare tool. Best insurers are defined by US News & World Report as insurers rated at least 3 stars out of 5 by CMS and with a state average rating of 4.5 stars or higher.
Alignment’s North Carolina HMO plan earned the coveted five-star rating out of five possible stars by CMS in 2023, the first year eligible for the rating. Each year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating that represents good performance.
Dawn Maloney, CEO of Alignment Health Plans, said: “Our members understand the value we bring in terms of personalized and coordinated care and differentiated benefits. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a champion in my journey to healthy aging.”
Alignment Health has worked with various Medicare Advantage insurers in North Carolina since 2014 and introduced its own Alignment Health Plan to the state in 2021, which will be the basis for the 2023 evaluation. Today, Alignment Health Plans serve more than 628,000 people in 16 counties (Avery, Buncombe, Chatham, Davidson, Davey, Forsyth, Guildford, Henderson, Johnston, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Orange, Transylvania, Wake and Wilkes). available to residents. 30% of state Medicare eligible adults.1
Dr. Adam Wolk, Regional Chief Medical Officer, said: at Alignment Health. “We work directly with our members and patients to truly understand their care needs and deliver the healthcare experience and outcomes they deserve.”
North Carolina residents have their own evolving healthcare benefits, including non-emergency transportation to medical facilities, monthly grocery benefits, and a new “Flex Allowance” benefit that allows members to purchase additional items and services such as: You can rely on Alignment to get popular benefits to meet your needs. Dentures, veneers, contact lenses, chiropractic treatments and more. Alignment members also have access to the company’s 24/7 ACCESS on-demand concierge service at no additional charge. New added perks include her month’s supply of insulin for $35 or less, discounted pet medicines, and, on some plans, an annual reimbursement for caregiver support.
In addition to North Carolina, Medicare-eligible adults in select counties in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas can enroll in Alignment’s various plans during the annual enrollment period through December 7. You can choose from our lineup to receive plan benefits starting January 1st. January 1, 2023. For more information on Alignment’s 2023 products, visit www.alignmenthealthplan.com.
About Alignment Health
Alignment Health champions a new avenue of care for the elderly, enabling its members to age well and live their most vibrant lives. Alignment Health, the consumer-facing brand name of Alignment Health Care (NASDAQ: ALHC), is a technology-enabled healthcare provider offering more than 40 rich benefits and value-focused plans serving 52 counties in four states. A Medicare Advantage company. The company partners with nationally recognized and trusted local providers to provide coordinated care. All members also benefit from Alignment’s customized model of care, powered by a 24/7 concierge care team and dedicated technology, her AVA.®Based in California, the company’s mission-focused team enables members to achieve high-quality, low-cost care every day. As we expand our award-winning program across the country, Alignment maintains our core values of leading with service and putting seniors first. For more information, see: www.alignmenthealth.com.
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1Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Advantage/Part D Contracts and Enrollment Data, September 2022 Massachusetts/National Prevalence, https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends -and- Reports/MCRAdvPartDEnrolData/MA-State-County-Penetration