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Stories and communications from the past few months.

Rated 5 stars by Medicare

Sharp Health Plan Once Again Rated 5 out 5 Stars by Medicare

Sharp Health Plan was rated 5 out of 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the second year in a row.

Dec. 5, 2022

Man sitting and talking with therapist

5 tips to find the right therapist

Finding a therapist who meets your needs is worth the effort.

May 31, 2022

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6 tips for getting health insurance for the first time

Turning 26? Here’s what to know about getting your own health insurance plan.

Dec. 15, 2021

NCQA-accredited health plan - 4-½ stars

One of the highest rated health plans in the nation

Sharp Health Plan received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 in the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Private Health Insurance Plan ratings.

Nov. 22, 2021

Highest member-rated health insurance in California

Highest member-rated health plan in California

Sharp Health Plan is the highest member-rated health plan in California for the seventh year in a row.

Nov. 15, 2021

Best Insurance Companies - Medicare Advantage - California (US News & World Report)

Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage in California

Sharp Health Plan was named in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage in California.

Nov. 9, 2021

Rated 5 stars by Medicare

5 out of 5 stars from Medicare

Sharp Health Plan earned an overall 5-star rating from Medicare, highlighting our commitment to delivering high-quality care.

Nov. 8, 2021

Covered California 5 stars

5 out of 5 stars from Covered California

Sharp Health Plan earned 5 stars from Covered California™ and was the only health plan to achieve a 5-star members’ care experience rating.

Nov. 8, 2021

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Medicare Advantage benefits you might not know about

Traditional Medicare might not cover these 5 things, but Medicare Advantage does.

Oct. 6, 2021

Older Medicare couple drinking tea

7 medical services Medicare doesn’t cover

If you need one or more of these services covered, consider a Medicare Advantage plan.

Oct. 3, 2021

Four young adults walking down hallway

Out-of-area care for young adults

Help your child get the care they need when away from home.

Aug. 16, 2021

Keeping up with vaccinations

Keeping up with vaccinations

From annual flu shots to COVID-19, keeping up with vaccinations helps prevent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and boosts our community’s health.

Aug. 12, 2021

San Diego's Best

San Diego’s Best Insurance Provider

The Union-Tribune Readers Poll named Sharp Health Plan San Diego’s Best Insurance Provider.

Aug. 2, 2021

How health insurance works

How health insurance works

Have questions about how health insurance works? We’ve got answers.

Jan. 7, 2021

Helping parents

Helping your parents make Medicare choices

It’s the time of year for Medicare mailers and commercials. Here’s what you need to know.

Nov. 4, 2020


Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Health Plan is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment with Sharp Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.

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