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

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

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

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

Drugs Covered by Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans

In general, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans cover many drugs that are: Available only by prescription Used for a medically accepted condition Approved by the FDA Sold and used in the United States Not covered under Original Medicare, Part... Read more

Medicare Part D — Prescription Drug Coverage

What is Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage? As a Medicare beneficiary, you don’t automatically get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. This Medicare Part D coverage is optional, but can be valuable if you take medications. If you don’t... Read more




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