HealthPlus Medicare Advantage HMO-POS Plan Top-Ranked in Michigan

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPlus of Michigan's Medicare HMO-POS (health maintenance organization – point of service) plan is the highest-ranked Medicare plan in the state (and No. 21 nationally) according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-12 – Medicare according to rankings released by NCQA last month. The same organization has awarded the HealthPlus Medicare HMO-POS plan "Excellent" accreditation status.

In addition, member satisfaction with HealthPlus' Medicare HMO-POS plan is rated 5 out of 5 stars in the printed Medicare & You Handbook that is mailed to all Medicare beneficiaries, and the plan received an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on the federal government's Medicare website,

HealthPlus received these rankings as the company expands its Medicare Advantage service area from eight Michigan counties to 17 counties in 2012.

"We recognize that, when it comes to choosing a Medicare plan, quality ratings are one of the most important factors causing members to stay with a plan or to switch to a new one," said HealthPlus President and CEO Bruce Hill. "We expect our Medicare membership to grow as the high quality care and service our members receive from our partner health care providers and our employees continues to be recognized by trusted sources such as NCQA and Medicare."

For more information or to enroll in the HealthPlus Medicare Advantage products contact your independent agent, visit or call HealthPlus customer service at 800-332-9161. The Annual Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS®, the performance measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of the nation's health plans.

About HealthPlus of Michigan

HealthPlus of Michigan--a nonprofit health-benefits company--along with its subsidiaries offers a comprehensive portfolio of HMO and PPO plans tailored to meet the needs of employers, families, individuals, and government (Medicare, Medicaid, MIChild, county health programs). NCQA has ranked HealthPlus' commercial HMOs among the nation's top health plans for the past seven years*; its commercial, Medicaid and Medicare HMO plans are accredited as "Excellent" by NCQA.

Founded in 1979, HealthPlus--with a staff of more than 400 at its Flint headquarters and regional offices in Saginaw and Troy--serves more than 200,000 people statewide. To advance its vision of building healthier communities, HealthPlus contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to more than 200 nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves. HealthPlus is a health plan with a Medicare contract.

*According to America's Best Health Insurance Plans (2005-2009), NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011 –Private and NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012 –Private

SOURCE HealthPlus of Michigan