Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Part D
What is Part D?
Part D drug coverage is Medicare’s prescription drug program and is offered through private companies. Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) is available to anyone who is entitled to Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Part B. Part D adds drug coverage to original Medicare. It may help to lower prescription drug costs and may protect you from higher costs in the future. It covers both brand-name and generic prescription drugs at participating pharmacies in your area. You should consider joining a plan unless you will already have drug coverage that is at least as good as Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.
Most people pay a monthly premium for this coverage. To get Medicare drug coverage, you must join a Medicare drug plan through a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), or a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage (MA-PD). Plans vary in cost and drugs covered. To compare plans go to www.medicare.gov.
It is important to investigate your options now. If you wait, you may have to pay more for your coverage later.
Blue MedicareRx℠ (PDP)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the Federal Government to offer Medicare prescription drug coverage, called Blue MedicareRx℠ (PDP).
You now have the convenience and added security of having your Medicare prescription drug coverage through the same company you already know and trust for your health care coverage.
For more information or to enroll in Blue MedicareRx℠ (PDP), click here.