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HealthPartners UnityPoint Health (PPO) Medicare Advantage plans earn 5 out of 5 stars from CMS

The 5-Star Medicare Advantage plans will be available in 48 counties in Iowa and Illinois for 2022

October 8, 2021

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – HealthPartners UnityPoint Health Medicare Advantage plans have been awarded an overall 5 out of 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2022. The top rating from CMS places HealthPartners UnityPoint Health as one of the highest rated Medicare plans in the nation, providing excellence in care, coverage and service to its Medicare members.

"This is an incredible accomplishment, especially achieving a 5 out of 5-star rating within the first five years of offering Medicare Advantage plans to members in Iowa and Illinois," said Becky Woody, president of HealthPartners UnityPoint Health. "I’m proud of our team’s hard work to ensure our members receive high value care and service."

"This top rating shows the value of bringing together trusted health care delivery with health plan expertise," said Clay Holderman, UnityPoint Health CEO. "Our partnership with HealthPartners advances our shared goal of providing quality care and coverage to help patients and members achieve the best possible health outcomes."

The CMS publishes Star Ratings* each year to measure the quality of health and pharmacy services for Medicare enrollees and rate plan performance between 1 and 5 stars. A 5-star rating is considered excellent. It scores a series of clinical and performance measures including quality of care, member experience, health plan administration and customer service. Medicare consumers can use Star Ratings when shopping for a plan during Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) (Oct. 15-Dec. 7) or when they become eligible for Medicare.

HealthPartners UnityPoint Health is expanding its service area for Medicare Advantage to four new counties in Iowa and Illinois for 2022, available in 48 counties.

Learn more about HealthPartners UnityPoint Health Medicare Advantage at CMS publishes Star Ratings at

About HealthPartners UnityPoint Health

HealthPartners UnityPoint Health is driven to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. Launched in 2015, the company combines health plan financing and administration of HealthPartners with UnityPoint Health’s extensive provider network and care system. Together, HealthPartners UnityPoint Health offers high-quality, affordable care plus coverage in Iowa and western Illinois. To learn more, visit

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

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

Last updated October 2021

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