UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan Reviews

UnitedHealthcare offers a number of Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plans.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plans Increase in Customer Popularity

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan enrollment grew by more than 8,000,000 beneficiaries between 2016 and 2017, making up 24 percent of all Medicare Advantage enrollment in the U.S. in 2017.2 This was the largest plan enrollment for any Medicare Advantage firm in the U.S. that year.

UnitedHealthcare held the largest share of Medicare Advantage plan enrollment in 24 states and ranked in the top three in 18 additional states and the District of Columbia.2

Not all plans are available in all areas. If several UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans are offered where you live, one way you can compare plans is by using the Medicare Star Ratings for each plan.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Star Ratings

Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) release Star Ratings that measure the performance of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.1

Plans are evaluated using a five-star system, with one star being “poor” and five stars being “excellent.”

Star Ratings




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Below Average


Depending on the type of coverage the plan offers, the overall Medicare Star Rating assesses the plan’s performance in categories such as the plan’s history of customer service, how members of the plan are able to manage their chronic conditions, customer complaints and several other factors.

If a plan receives fewer than three stars for three consecutive years, the CMS will flag the plan as “underperforming” and may decide to pull the plan from being offered entirely.

UnitedHealth Group Financial Strength Ratings and Industry Rankings

UnitedHealth Group – the parent company of UnitedHealthcare – was ranked number 1 overall in the insurance and managed care sector on the 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list from Fortune. This marked eight consecutive years receiving this top ranking.3

UnitedHealth Group’s financial strength ratings listed below apply to the company’s senior debt, which is rated as:

  • Moody’s – “A3” with a stable outlook
  • S&P Global – “A+” with a stable outlook
  • Fitch – “A-“ with a stable outlook
  • M. Best – “bbb+” with a stable outlook4

Enrolling in a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan

Learn more about UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan options and find out the Star Ratings for plans that may be available in your area.

Call TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a licensed insurance agent and to find a Medicare plan from UnitedHealthcare that may be right for you.

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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.

2 Jacobson, Gretchen; Damico, Anthony; Neuman, Tricia; Gold, Marsha. Medicare Advantage 2017 Spotlight: Enrollment Market Update. (Jun. 06, 2017). Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2017-spotlight-enrollment-market-update.

3 UnitedHealthcare. 2018 Q1 Facts About UnitedHealth Group. (April 2018). Retrieved from https://www.uhc.com/content/dam/uhcdotcom/en/AboutUs/PDF/2018_Q1-FactBook.pdf.

4 Ratings are current as of March 2018, and are subject to change. UnitedHealthcare. 2018 Q1 Facts About UnitedHealth Group. (April 2018). Retrieved from https://www.uhc.com/content/dam/uhcdotcom/en/AboutUs/PDF/2018_Q1-FactBook.pdf.

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Last Updated: 09/11/2018

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