Medicare Part D Articles

How Your Medicare Part D Late-Enrollment Penalty Is Calculated

Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage. It's optional, but if you delay enrolling in a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, you may be charged a late-enrollment penalty if you decide to enroll later. Here is how that penalty is calculated and... Read more

About the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Gap (“Donut Hole”)

The Medicare coverage gap is the phase of your Medicare Part D benefit when there is a gap in prescription drug coverage. You might not reach this stage at all; it starts if you and your plan spend a certain amount of money within a year, as described below.... Read more

Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plan) Benefits Overview for 2018

The Medicare Part D program authorizes Medicare-approved private insurance companies to provide prescription drug coverage. You must have Part A or Part B to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. You can get this coverage in the form of a Medicare Advantage... Read more

How does Medicare Part D work with other insurance?

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans If you are a Medicare beneficiary, or will be soon, you might be concerned about getting prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D. Anyone who has Medicare coverage –Part A (hospital insurance) and/or Part B... Read more

What If I have Medicare and No Prescription Drug Coverage?

Do you have Medicare coverage, but no prescription drug coverage? You may be able to add prescription drug coverage through Medicare. This coverage is optional, but if you ever need it, it might save you money to sign up when you first get Medicare. Original... Read more

What’s new with Medicare Part D in 2018?

If you have Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) or plan to enroll in a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, you may be interested in several cost-related trends in 2018. Medicare Part D premium may decline In its August 2017 news... Read more

What Can I do If My Medicare Plan Doesn’t Cover My Prescription Drug?

If you have Medicare Part D coverage for prescription drugs, either as a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan or through a Medicare Advantage plan with Part D prescription drug coverage, your plan might cover medications your doctor... Read more

Can I have more than one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans help Medicare beneficiaries pay for medications prescribed by a doctor. This coverage is available to anyone who is eligible for Medicare, whether he or she is enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or in a... Read more

What kinds of out of pocket costs do Medicare Part D plans have?

If you’re like many Americans, you depend on prescription drugs to manage a physical or mental condition. Medicare Part D, available since 2006, is Medicare’s solution to prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D is available through private insurance... Read more

What does a formulary in a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan mean?

Medicare requires that every private insurance company approved to offer Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans provide a certain minimum level of coverage. However, the individual companies have some flexibility in deciding which prescription drugs they... Read more




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