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What is Medicare Part D?

Part D helps cover:
• Run by private companies approved by Medicare, which can either be Medicare Advantage Plans or separate Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.
• Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs.
• Each plan can vary in cost and drugs covered.

Services That Are Covered By Part D

What is Medicare Part D?
Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) is available to everyone with Medicare. To get Medicare drug coverage, you must join a Medicare drug plan. Plans vary in cost and drugs covered.
Two types of plans offer Medicare prescription drug coverage:
• Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (sometimes called “PDPs”) add drug coverage to Original Medicare, some
Medicare Cost Plans, some Medicare Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account
(MSA) Plans.
• Medicare Advantage Plans (like an HMO or PPO) or other Medicare health plans that offer Medicare
prescription drug coverage. You get all of your Part A and Part B coverage, and prescription drug coverage (Part
D), through these plans. Medicare Advantage Plans with prescription drug coverage are sometimes called “MA-PDs.”
Who Can Get Medicare Drug Coverage?
To join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you must have Medicare Part A and/or Part B. To get prescription drug coverage through a Medicare Advantage Plan, you must have Part A and Part B.
How To Join A Medicare Drug Plan
Visit the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder to search a list of Medicare drug plans in your area.