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More Than 96% of Universal American’s Medicare Advantage Membership is Enrolled in 4-Star Plans

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2015-- Universal American Corp. (NYSE:UAM) announced today more than 96% of its Medicare Advantage members are currently enrolled in plans awarded 4 Stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2016. All of its plans in Southeast Texas (Houston/Beaumont) and the Northeast were awarded 4 Stars reflecting the quality care delivered to enrolled Medicare beneficiaries. CMS has reported that approximately 65% of all Medicare Advantage members are enrolled in plans with four or more stars for 2016.

“We are very proud to be a leader in Medicare Advantage plan quality with nearly all of our membership now in 4-Star plans,” said Erin Page, President of Medicare Advantage for Universal American. “We, along with our provider partners, have made a conscious decision to invest in quality for our members, and we are being rewarded for our efforts. By focusing on quality, we earn bonus revenue from CMS which allows us to continue to offer competitive benefits.”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) evaluates Medicare Advantage plans based on a 5-star rating system in several categories, including quality of care and customer service. The overall rating provides a way for Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to compare performance among several plans. Star ratings are posted at the Federal government’s website -- www.medicare.gov.

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.

About Universal American Corp.

Universal American Corp. (NYSE:UAM), through our family of healthcare companies, provides health benefits to people covered by Medicare and/or Medicaid. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with healthcare professionals, especially primary care physicians, in order to improve the health and well-being of those we serve and reduce healthcare costs. For more information on Universal American, please visit www.UniversalAmerican.com.

Source: Universal American Corp.

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