Medicare Part D Articles

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

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

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 Vaccines are Covered under Medicare Part D?

While no one enjoys getting shots, staying up to date on your vaccines could have important health benefits; they could help you avoid disease, hospitalization, and even death. According to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, a vaccine is a... 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 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

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

Does Medicare Cover the Shingles Vaccine?

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, don't cover the shingles vaccine. Medicare Part D (optional prescription drug coverage), on the other hand, may cover the shingles vaccine, as well as other commercially available vaccines. Shingles is a painful rash... 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, coinsurance,... 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




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