Medicare Part D Articles

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

What is a prescription drug plan formulary?

If you have a stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan from a private insurance company, you may assume that all your prescription drugs will be covered. One way to know in detail what prescription drugs your... Read more

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

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

Medicare Part D Deductible

Do I need a Medicare Part D plan? If you have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) and want prescription drug coverage for prescription drugs you take at home, you will likely have to enroll in a separate prescription drug plan. Original Medicare generally... Read more

What is a Medicare Part D Preferred Pharmacy?

You can enroll in a Medicare plan that offers Part D prescription drug benefits in order to receive prescription drug coverage. There are two types of plans offered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies that provide Medicare Part D prescription... 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

Qualifying for Extra Help with Medicare Part D Costs

If you’re one of many beneficiaries who takes prescription drugs, you know that even if you have Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, there are usually still out-of-pocket costs you’re responsible for. Prescription costs like copayments,... Read more

What if I Decide Not to Sign Up for a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?

Since Medicare prescription drug coverage is optional, some people may decide not to sign up for a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. But what happens if you need more prescription drugs as time goes on? Is it true that Original Medicare has no prescription... Read more

How Will Medicare Part C and Part D Change in 2019?

Did you know Medicare is making some changes for 2019? Goals of these Medicare changes include better serving beneficiaries and reducing the administrative burden on Medicare health and prescription drug plans. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services... Read more




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