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)
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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