Prescription Drug Plans Part D
MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS - PART D
Part A Enrollment Required
Part D Prescription Drug Plans are considered part of the Advantage Plans. Part D plans are available as a "stand alone" plan (called a PDP Plan) or may be (and often are) included as part of an Advantage Plan.
The manner in which you may obtain Part D prescription drug coverage depends on how you are enrolled into Medicare;
• If you are enrolled in Original Medicare you need to consider joining a Prescription Drug Plan, even if you do not take prescription medications. If you opt out and join later, you will be subjected to a penalty.
• If you are enrolled in Original Medicare and purchase a Medicare Supplement Insurance policy you will also need to join a Part D Prescription Drug Plan (this is a very popular way to receive Medicare).
• Many Medicare Advantage Plans include drug coverage and a few do not. You must be very careful about joining a stand alone PDP as you can be auto dis-enrolled from your Medicare Part C Advantage Plan.
It is wise to seek assistance from Frank Mills regarding your PDP coverage. Joining the wrong PDP Plan is a major problem for folks new to Medicare.