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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Blue Advantage Plan Receives Distinguished 4.5 Star Rating

Birmingham, AL – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's Blue Advantage Plan received a 4.5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“We are honored to receive this recognition and extremely proud to achieve these outstanding results. It is our ongoing mission to provide our members with exceptional service and access to quality, affordable healthcare,” said Dr. Dow Briggs, Executive Vice President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. “We are very grateful for the collaborative relationships we have with our provider partners. They take excellent care of our members resulting in the best possible health outcomes.”  

CMS uses a five-star system to measure the quality and experience of Medicare Advantage health and prescription drug plans. The overall rating is based on information from member satisfaction surveys, plan operations and healthcare providers.   Star ratings support CMS’s efforts to put the patient first in all programs.

Blue Advantage plans will continue to offer a variety of extra services at no additional cost to our members including:

  • Comprehensive Dental Allowance TruHearingTM Routine Hearing Exam and Hearing Aid Discounts
  • SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
  • Healthy Rewards Program
  • AirMed Transport Services and Assistance
  • 24-hour Nurse Line
  • In-home Support (for Blue Advantage Premier only)

For more information on Blue Cross’ Medicare plan options, go to

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has insured Alabamians for over 86 years. Blue Cross offers coverage plans to corporations, individuals and the senior market. For more information about Blue Cross, visit Connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more up-to-date information.  

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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