Medicare Part D Articles

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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




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