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).
Blue MedicareRx PDP has been awarded a 5 out of 5 Star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2018, and is the only 5-star individual PDP plan in New
For more information or to enroll in Blue MedicareRx℠ (PDP), click here.
*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.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the Federal Government to provide Part D benefits. Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont are the legal entities which have contracted as a joint enterprise with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are the risk‑bearing entities for Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plans. The joint enterprise is a Medicare‑approved Part D Sponsor. Enrollment in BlueMedicareRx (PDP) depends on contract renewal.
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