2017 Star Ratings Materials Now Available on the UnitedHealthcare Distribution Portal

2017 Star Ratings Materials Now Available on the UnitedHealthcare Distribution Portal

2017 Star Ratings Materials Now Available on the UnitedHealthcare Distribution Portal

The 2017 Star Ratings were announced in October! 2017 Star Ratings stand-alone materials are available on the UnitedHealthcare Distribution Portal now, and new kits will be available by the end of the week . Go to the agent ordering portal, where you can search for Star Ratings when you search for a plan.

Star Rating Highlights
In case you missed the first communication, here are the highlights! We expect 84 percent of our Medicare Advantage members will be enrolled in plans with four stars or higher! For 2016 Star Ratings (2017 payment year), approximately 80 percent of UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members are expected to be enrolled in plans rated four stars or higher, achieving this milestone one year earlier than our long-stated goal.

The 2017 Star Ratings were published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on October 12. Access the new ratings on the Medicare.gov website.

What does this mean for agents?
You are required to communicate the 2017 Star Rating for the plan(s) you present during formal and informal marketing/sales events, one-on-one marketing appointments or telephonically. Find the materials on the Distribution Portal or visit Medicare.gov.

More information
Find more information in the Stars FAQs.

Contact
If you have any questions, please contact the Producer Help Desk at phd@uhc.com. If you have compliance questions, please email compliance_questions@uhc.com and be sure to include your full name, contact information and writing number. More information

November 2, 2016. Confidential and proprietary. For internal/agent use only. Do not distribute.