Essence Healthcare has been awarded an Overall Plan Rating of 5 out of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the HMO plans in Central Arkansas, the Cincinnati area (Kentucky and Indiana), the Louisville and Lexington areas (Kentucky and Indiana), the greater St. Louis area, the Missouri county of Boone and Southwest Missouri. The PPO plans are too new to be measured for a Star rating.

As a long-standing leader in healthcare, Essence knows how to give you the best experience possible. And our 5-star rating demonstrates our dedication to providing better healthcare with more of what you need.

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Medicare's Hightest Rating - 5 out of 5 stars

Choosing a 5-star plan—what’s in it for you?

  • Benefits, care and costs that help you get healthy or better manage health conditions
  • Excellent communication and coordination with you and your doctors
  • Responsive, helpful customer service
  • Immediate enrollment opportunity

Why is the Medicare star rating important?

Star ratings were created by CMS to give you an impartial view of the quality of the Medicare plans available in your area. Each year, after an intensive review process by CMS, plans are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 1 being “poor” and 5 being “excellent.”

How to find Medicare’s star ratings

To find a Medicare plan’s star rating, use the plan finder tool or call 1-800-Medicare (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/seven days a week. You can simultaneously compare plan benefits, costs and star ratings on plans in your area.