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.