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Medicare Part D Articles

Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plan) Benefits Overview for 2017

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 to Avoid the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Gap, or “Donut Hole”

Most Medicare Part D stand-alone and Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans include a coverage gap in Part D benefits, also known as the Medicare “donut hole.” During this gap in prescription drug coverage, beneficiaries may have to pay a larger... Read more

Medicare Medication Therapy Management Programs

Many Medicare beneficiaries take more than one medication to treat several health conditions. It can get understandably confusing and difficult to keep track of all your prescription drugs. If you have more than one chronic condition and take multiple... Read more

Can I Delay Medicare Part D Enrollment?

If you’re approaching Medicare eligibility, especially if you’re in good health, you probably have questions about just how much health-care coverage you really need. For many people, enrollment in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) happens... Read more

What if the Pharmacy Doesn’t Fill Medicare-Covered Prescription Drugs?

You may have a Medicare plan that includes prescription drug coverage. However, there may be times when a pharmacy can't fill your prescription drugs. Here are some reasons why pharmacies won't fill Medicare-covered prescription drugs and your options for... Read more

How Your Medicare Part D Late-Enrollment Penalty Is Calculated

If you delay enrolling in a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, you may be charged a late-enrollment penalty. Here is how that penalty is calculated and assessed: When you enroll in a Part D Prescription Drug Plan, the plan will calculate the number... Read more

Medicare Part D — Prescription Drug Coverage

Medicare Coverage Basics Medicare Part A - Hospital Insurance Medicare Part B - Medical Insurance Medicare Part C - Medicare Advantage Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Coverage What is Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage? As a... Read more

What Is the Medicare Coverage Gap, or “Donut Hole”?

Medicare beneficiaries can get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage through either a stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan. In either scenario, Medicare Part D coverage of prescription drugs follows... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Avandia?

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might treat you with Avandia, or rosiglitazone (the drug's generic name), along with diet and lifestyle changes and sometimes other medications. That's according to the National Institutes of Health's Medline Plus... Read more

The Medicare Part D Coverage Gap (“Donut Hole”) Made Simple

When it comes to Medicare prescription drug coverage, you may have questions surrounding the Medicare Part D coverage gap, also known as the “donut hole.” The coverage gap is a temporary limit on what most Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans or... Read more




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