To identify Medicare's 5-star plans, visit www.medicare.gov. Medicare evaluates plans each year and makes annual revisions on its website in October for the upcoming year beginning in January.
Considering 5-star plans is a great way to begin your search for Medicare plans. Be sure to also think about which plan is the best fit for you. Considerations include:
- If the plan includes prescription drug coverage
- If the prescriptions that you use are a part of your plan formulary, or list of covered prescriptions
- If your doctors, hospital(s) of choice, and pharmacy are included in the plan network
- If the out-of pocket expenses fit your budget.