WPS Health Insurance Prescription Drug Plans Rated Wisconsin’s Top Part D Plans by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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WPS MedicareRx Plans(PDP) Are the Only Stand-alone Medicare Part D Plans in the State to Earn 4.5 Stars Out of 5 for Overall Quality

We look forward to continuing to serve WPS plan members with the comprehensive coverage and quality they’ve come to expect from Wisconsin’s top plans.

Medicare Part D plans from WPS Health Insurance have been rated the top MedicareRx plans in the state, earning 4.5 stars out of 5 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The WPS plans are the only Part D plans in Wisconsin to receive a rating of 4.5 stars.

CMS rates health and drug plans annually to ensure that they meet Medicare’s quality standards, and encourages Medicare beneficiaries to compare and choose plans based on these ratings, which are available at http://www.medicare.gov.

“WPS is proud to offer the top-rated Medicare Part D plans in Wisconsin,” said Tom Olson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at WPS Health Insurance. “Every day, we strive to treat our members to the highest-quality coverage, care, and service. This rating reflects our commitment to excellence and motivates us to work even harder with our pharmacy benefits administrator to deliver the outstanding experience our members deserve.”

To determine its ratings, CMS evaluates Part D plans in 17 measures across 4 categories:
1.Customer service
2.Member complaints, problems getting care, and choosing to leave the plan
3.Member experience
4.Drug pricing and patient safety

Based on the plans’ performance in these categories, CMS assigns an overall “star” rating to each plan. This makes it easy for seniors to compare plans.

“Now more than ever, Medicare beneficiaries want high-quality coverage that offers peace of mind and great value for their health care dollar,” said Olson. “We look forward to continuing to serve WPS members with the comprehensive coverage and quality they’ve come to expect from Wisconsin’s top plans.”

The WPS MedicareRx plans(PDP) offer Medicare beneficiaries coverage for a wide range of brand-name and generic medications, at competitive monthly premiums, backed by friendly, personal service. In addition, the WPS MedicareRx plan card is welcome at more than 55,000 pharmacies nationwide.

WPS has served Wisconsin seniors on Medicare since 1966, the year Medicare began. In addition to having the top-rated Medicare Part D plans in Wisconsin, WPS is the leading not-for-profit Part D provider in the state, serving more than 25,000 enrollees1, and is home to Wisconsin’s #1-selling Medicare supplement plan, the WPS Medicare Companion.2

About WPS Health Insurance
Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health plans, and short-term health insurance, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. In addition, 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 2010 and 2011, WPS was recognized by the international Ethisphere™ Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, and is the only health insurance company to earn this distinction. For more information about WPS Health Insurance, visit http://www.wpsic.com.

1CMS enrollment data, 5/2011. 2Based on sales data submitted by insurers to the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, 2010. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS Health Insurance) is a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor.


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