Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Product Update

Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO

October 01, 2021  

As a participating provider in the Tufts Health Plan network, Point32Health (the parent organization of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care) wants to make providers aware of a change in the Harvard Pilgrim StrideSM (HMO) Medicare Advantage service area.

Effective January 1, 2022, Harvard Pilgrim will no longer be offering Stride (HMO) Medicare Advantage plans in Massachusetts and Maine. Harvard Pilgrim will continue to offer Commercial and Medicare Supplement plans in Maine and Massachusetts. In addition, the Stride (HMO) Medicare Advantage plans will continue be sold to New Hampshire members.

In Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim will invite existing Medicare Advantage members to join Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO for the 2022 plan year and anticipate that membership in Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO will expand accordingly. Point32Health is confident that Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO will deliver great value and service for former Stride members.

Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO was rated among the top health plans in the country for a sixth year in a row by CMS, receiving 5 out of 5 Stars in their annual Star Quality Ratings for 2021 and Tufts Health Plan’s Part D Prescription Drug Plan was the only plan in Massachusetts to also receive 5 Stars.

In Maine, where Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO is not offered, members will be given information about other plan options available to them during CMS’ Annual Enrollment Period.

For more information, refer to the Discontinuing StrideSM (HMO) Medicare Advantage Plans in Maine and Massachusetts Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product change.