|•|| 2018 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (FPL): 2018 LIS Qualifications and Benefits
The 2018 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines determine the income level requirements for people applying for the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program, also known as the "Extra Help" pro ...
|•|| What does the letter after my Medicare number mean?
March 2018 Update - Medicare Cards are Changing - New Card, Same BenefitsThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing new Medicare cards starting April 2018 and continuing through A ...
|•|| 2017 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (FPL): 2017-2018 LIS Qualifications and Benefits
Note: The 2018 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (FPL): 2018 LIS Qualifications and Benefits are now available. The 2017 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines determine the income level requirement ...
|•|| Understanding the 2018 Medicare Part D Coverage Gap or Donut Hole
The Donut Hole or Coverage Gap is a term used to describe a gap or pause in your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan coverage where, prior to 2011, you were 100% respon ...
|•|| 2018 State Low-Income Subsidy Benchmark Premium Amounts - with a comparison of benchmark changes since 2006
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 low-income premium subsidy amounts (or Benchmark) for Medicare Part D plans on July 31, 2017, and in 2018, forty (40) states will ...
|•|| 2018 IRMAA: 35% to 58% Medicare Part D IRMAA payment increases for individual earning incomes between $133,500 - $214,000 and couples earning $267,000 - $428,000.
Since 2011, people with Medicare who earn over $85,000 have been paying an additional monthly premium or Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) for their Medicare Part D prescription drug p ...
|•|| SilverScript Medicare Part D Pharmacy and Formulary Search
Question: What drug stores accept the SilverScript Medicare Part D prescription drug plans? Most Medicare Part D plans are accepted by over 50,000+ pharmacies across the country. However, if you ...
|•|| Does Medicare cover Vitamin B-12 injections (B-12 shots)?
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans usually do not provide coverage for vitamins. However, in specific cases - or for specific conditions, Medicare will cover Vitamin B-12 injections. ...
|•|| Medicare Advantage plan and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan Special Enrollment Periods(SEP)
In certain situations, people with Medicare may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) allowing them to join a Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Part D prescription drug plan , or switch ...
|•|| WellCare Medicare Plan 2017 Medicare Pharmacy and Healthcare Provider Search Tools
You can find the WellCare Medicare Part D (PDP) pharmacy search and Medicare Advantage plan provider search tool at: https://www.wellcare.com/Find-a-Provider#/Search. You can also start at:(1)&n ...
|•|| If I am in the 2018 Donut Hole and get a 65% discount on my brand-name drugs, what percent of my purchase counts toward exiting the Donut Hole?
85% of your brand-name drug's retail cost is counted toward exiting the 2018 Donut Hole. If your monthly purchases of formulary medications consistently have a retail value of over $313, you wi ...
|•|| Do I just pay the difference between the $5,000 TrOOP and my $3,750 Initial Coverage Limit to exit the Donut Hole?
No. Your $5,000 total out-of-pocket spending limit (2018 TrOOP) only includes the portion of your $3,750 Initial Coverage Limit that you actually paid. The portion paid by your Medicare Part D ...
|•|| May 2018 summary of the new medications added to Medicare Part D plan formularies (drug lists)
The May, 2018 Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) includes the addition of 63 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program. These NDCs represent 43 different drug ...
|•|| May 2018 Formulary Changes to the Top Medicare Drugs
The May, 2018 Medicare Part D plan formulary (or drug list) data included 63 new drug codes or NDCs representing 43 different medications. The NDC uniquely identifies a particular manufacturer, dru ...
|•|| Prepare now for the "Above-Normal" 2018 Hurricane Season
The 6-month 2018 Atlantic hurricane season started June 1st and forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this ...
|•|| If I am already in the 2018 Donut Hole by May, is it cheaper to use a brand-name drug or the generic equivalent?
It depends. If you currently use Medicare Part D drugs with a retail cost of over $750 per month, you may be in the 2018 Donut Hole or Coverage Gap by mid- to late-May. While in the Donut Hole, ...
|•|| How the Introduction of Generic Drugs Shapes Future Formularies
As many people know, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs and MAPDs) can update their plan formularies or drug lists throughout the plan year. These updates can include dropping drugs, ...
|•|| April 2018 Drug List Updates: New Generics Don't Always Mean Big Savings.
As you may know, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are allowed to update their plan formularies or drug lists throughout the plan year and the April 2018 Medicare Part D formulary updates inc ...
|•|| One Hundred and Three (103) New Generic Equivalents Added to Medicare Part D formularies in April 2018
The April, 2018 Medicare Part D formulary data updates included a total of 103 new generic equivalents (manufacturer, drug, strength, and packaging combinations) or National Drug Codes (NDCs) repres ...
|•|| April 2018 Formulary Changes to the Top Medicare Drugs
The April, 2018 Medicare Part D plan formulary (or drug list) data included 737 new drug codes or NDCs representing 486 different medications. The NDC uniquely identifies a particular manufacturer, ...
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