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Medicare Part D by State

Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) is available in every state. You can learn more about Part D in your state – just use our interactive map, or click on one of the links below. Some Me

What Is Medicare Part D?

Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, often referred to as Part D, is provided and coordinated by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. Any beneficiary who is eligible for Original

Low-Income Subsidy — Medicare Extra Help Program

What is the Medicare Low-Income Subsidy? Eligible beneficiaries who have limited income may qualify for a government program that helps pay for Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. Medic

Enrolling in Medicare Part D

Who can enroll in Medicare Part D? In general, individuals who have Original Medicare, Part A and/or Part B, or a Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Part C) are eligible to enroll into a Medic

Covered and Excluded Drugs in the Medicare Part D Drug Formulary

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are available from private insurance companies contracted with Medicare to provide and coordinate prescription benefits to beneficiaries. As a Medicare beneficiar

Five Ways to Avoid the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap (“Donut Hole”)

If you use one or more prescription medications, you know how important drug coverage through a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan can be. Whether you have a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescr

Medicare Part D Donut Hole – Medicare Coverage Gap

  You may not know that under Medicare Part D, you may have a prescription drug coverage gap, often referred to as the “donut hole,” during which you might have limited prescription dr

Medicare and Brand-Name Prescription Drugs

Medicare Part D provides optional prescription drug coverage for Medicare beneficiaries. Available from private, Medicare-approved insurance companies, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans may cover b

Immunologic Agents

Immunologic agents (drugs) are prescription medications that change the body's immune response, either by strengthening or weakening the immune system. The immune system fights off foreign matter

Comparing Medicare Part D Coverage

  It might surprise you that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t generally include prescription drug coverage for most prescriptions you take at home. That’s why many Medicar

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Medicare and Generic Prescription Drugs

As a Medicare beneficiary, it’s important for you to understand the difference between brand-name and generic drugs, and to know about your coverage options under Medicare Part D (prescription

Muscle Relaxants

This article describes muscle relaxants and the health conditions that this drug type is used for.Muscle relaxants are a group of medications used to treat a wide variety of health conditions, suc

Recommended Questions for Your Pharmacist

Medicare beneficiaries enroll in Prescription Drug Plans to receive coverage for prescription medications they take. You can do this through the Medicare Part D program by adding a stand-alone M


There are different types of diuretics, but all of them increase urine output from your body by helping the kidneys eliminate salt and water. Diuretics are used to reduce the edema (swelling) caus

Understanding the Part D Donut Hole

You may already know that Medicare Part D is the prescription drug coverage part of Medicare. The “donut hole” is temporarily reduced coverage of your medication costs. It doesn’t happen t

Should I get the same Medicare Part D Plan as my Spouse?

You may have had the same health care insurance as your spouse for decades, but that could change when you become eligible for Medicare. Medicare is individual health insurance, not family health insu

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