On August 16, 2010, CMS announced changes to 2011 Medicare Part C and D plan ratings on the new Medicare “Plan Finder Tool,” including the use of a “consistently low performer” notation when health and/or drug plan summary ratings fall under 3 stars for at least 3 consecutive years. The notation includes the following message: “Caution: For three years in a row, the Medicare program has given this plan a low overall rating. If you are considering enrolling in this plan, look closely at the detailed ratings for this plan.”