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.
Blue MedicareRx℠ (PDP)
Overall Plan Rating1
1 Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Star Ratings can be found at www.medicare.gov.
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).
For more information or to enroll in Blue MedicareRx℠ (PDP), click here.
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