Four-star review Michigan, Montana, and New Hampshire were added to the star rating system for the 2019 open enrollment period, but now will display ratings for the whole country. (Image: Shutterstock)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced last week that its 5-star quality rating system, which it used in a pilot program in Virginia and Wisconsin during 2017 and 2018’s open enrollment periods, will be expanded to the whole of the health insurance exchanges.

Starting with the 2020 plan year, exchanges will have to display star ratings (already used on Medicare plans), which rate plans on how well they perform in 3 categories: member experience, medical care and plan administration.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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