Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Medicare Advantage Plans Receive Four Stars from CMS

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Five Stars is the Highest Rating Available for Quality, Performance

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) is proud to announce that its
Medicare Advantage plans in Ohio have received four Stars from the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2017.

The Anthem MediBlue Essential (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO) and
Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP) plans received a four Star
rating from CMS. That is up from 3.5 Stars the previous year. The HMO
plans are available in Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Belmont, Brown,
Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Columbiana, Cuyahoga,
Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Fulton, Geauga, Greene, Hamilton,
Lake, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Miami,
Montgomery, Muskingum, Ottawa, Portage, Preble, Richland, Shelby, Stark,
Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Warren, and Wood counties.

The Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) and Anthem MediBlue Access Enhanced
(PPO) plans also received a four Star rating from CMS. The LPPO plans
are available in Ashland, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana,
Cuyahoga, Delaware, Geauga, Greene, Hancock, Lake, Licking, Lorain,
Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Medina, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Portage,
Preble, Sandusky, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Warren,
Wayne, and Wood counties.

The CMS Medicare Star Rating system ranks the performance and quality of
Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans to help
beneficiaries and their families compare plans. Star Ratings are
calculated each year using a scale of one to five stars (with five being
the best), and may change from year to year, depending on how the plan
performs. Medicare Advantage plans are rated on their ability to help
members stay healthy, assist members in managing chronic (long-term)
conditions, ensuring positive member experiences with their health plan,
achieving member satisfaction, and providing effective customer service.
Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug plans are also rated
on how well they perform on drug plan customer service, member
complaints, member experience with drug plan and drug safety.

“We are very pleased that our plans have achieved this strong rating
from CMS,” said David McNichols, president of Anthem Medicare’s central
region. “This achievement further exemplifies our commitment to
excellence and our ongoing collaboration with providers to ensure
consumers have access to affordable, high quality health care.”

These plans are available for purchase during Medicare’s Annual Election
Period (AEP), which began Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. Plans
purchased during AEP are effective Jan. 1, 2017. For more information
about Anthem’s Medicare plans, call (855) 878-1109 or visit www.anthem.com/shop.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare
contract. Enrollment in Anthem depends on contract renewal.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a D-SNP plan with a Medicare
contract and a contract with the Ohio Medicaid program. Enrollment in
Anthem depends on contract renewal. This plan is available to anyone who
has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare.

Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star
Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the
next.

We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our
health programs and activities.

Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO)
Customer Service: 1-855-690-7796

Anthem MediBlue Dual
Advantage (HMO SNP) Customer Service: 1-844-879-3610

Anthem
MediBlue Essential (HMO) Customer Service: 1-855-690-7796

Anthem
MediBlue Access (PPO) Customer Service: 1-855-690-7801

Anthem
MediBlue Access Enhanced (PPO) Customer Service: 1-855-690-7801

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About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Community
Insurance Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield
Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance
Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are
registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio
is available at www.anthem.com.
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Contacts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Jeff Blunt, 513.336.4033
Jeff.Blunt@Anthem.com
or
Doug
Bennett Jr., 502.889.2103
Doug.BennettJr@anthem.com