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HealthPartners expands service area, benefits for 5-Star Rated Medicare Advantage plans in Minnesota

The 5-star Medicare Advantage plans will be available in 68 counties in Minnesota for 2023

October 6, 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – For the second year in a row, HealthPartners® Journey (PPO) Medicare Advantage plans have been awarded an overall 5 out of 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2023, placing HealthPartners as one of the highest rated Medicare plans in the nation. Now available in 10 new counties in 2023, these 5-star plans will provide high-quality Medicare coverage for most of Minnesota.

“We’re proud to be consistently recognized for the quality coverage, care and service we provide to our members,” said Jim Eppel, HealthPartners executive vice president and chief administration officer. “Our teams work hard to achieve top performance that improves the health and well-being of those we serve. We’re pleased to offer these high-quality, affordable plans to even more Minnesotans in 2023.”

HealthPartners is also expanding Medicare Advantage plan benefits for beneficiaries in Minnesota. For coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2023, HealthPartners will continue to offer $0 premium plans with $0 primary care copays, and many plans will include:

  • Dental, vision and expanded hearing aid coverage
  • Prescriptions as low as $0
  • Medical coverage for both domestic and international travel
  • Select plans will offer a new pre-paid Choice Card to pay for chiropractic services, prescription eyewear and hearing aids

HealthPartners provides coverage options across six states, offering Medicare plans in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Learn more about HealthPartners Medicare plans at

About HealthPartners

HealthPartners is a consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit

About CMS Star Ratings

The CMS publishes Star Ratings each year to measure health plan performance and quality of care and services for Medicare enrollees. Plans are rated between 1 and 5 stars – with 5 stars indicating excellent performance – after evaluating a series of measures including quality of care, member experience and customer service. Medicare consumers can use Star Ratings when shopping for a plan during Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) or when they become eligible for Medicare. 5-star plans are also eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), allowing members to switch their plans one time between Dec. 8, 2022, and Nov. 30, 2023. CMS publishes Star Ratings at

Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

HealthPartners is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthPartners depends on contract renewal.

Last updated October 2022

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