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PDP-Facts: 2009 Medicare Part D Plan Facts -
    Region (State) and National

Select a state to review the 2009 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Statistics per State.
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» Charts & Figures     » Print Version
2009 National Medicare Part D Plan Statistics*
and Averages per Region
Statistic 2009 Change 09-08 2008 Change 08-07 2007
Total Number of Part D Drug Plans 1688 -136 1824 -51 1875
Average Nbr of Part D Plans per Region 49 -4 53 -2 55
Nbr of Enhanced (EA) Plans 890 -35 925 38 887
Avg. Enhanced Plans per Region 26 -1 27 1 26
Nbr of Basic (BA, DS, AE) Plans 798 -101 899 -89 988
Avg. Nbr of Basic Plans per Region 23 -3 26 -3 29

Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans 933 -132 1065 -62 1127
Avg. Nbr of $0 Ded. Plans per Region 27 -4 31 -2 33
Percent $0 Deductible Plans 55% -3% 58% -2% 60%

Nbr of Plans with a Premium < $20 58 -73 131 27 104
Avg Nbr of Plans - Premium < $20 2 -2 4 1 3
Percent Plans with a Premium < $20 3% -4% 7% 1% 6%

Lowest Cost PDP Plan (Premium) $10.30 $0.50 $9.80 $0.30 $9.50
Highest Cost PDP Plan (Premium) $136.80 $29.30 $107.50 $-28.20 $135.70
Average PDP Plan Premium (Cost) $45.46 $5.44 $40.02 $3.23 $36.79
% Change in Avg. PDP Plan Costs -- 14% -- 9% --
Avg. Weighted PDP Plan Premium** $34.61 $4.59 $30.02 $2.63 $27.39
% Change Weighted Avg. PDP Costs** -- 15% -- 10% --

Number of PDP Plans with Any Gap Coverage in the Gap (Donut Hole) 416 -113 529 -9 538
Percent of PDP Plans with Any Gap Coverage 25% -4% 29% 0% 29%
Lowest Cost Plan with Any Gap Coverage
View coverage type / premium details
$31.90 $3.20 $28.70 $3.10 $25.60

Number of LIS PDP Plans
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
308 -187 495 12 483
Nbr of Unique LIS Qualified Plans
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
29 -18 47 5 42

Premium Changes for Persons Staying in their Current Plan View premium detail chart
Nbr of Plans with Premium Decrease 251 -219 470
Nbr of Plans with No Premium Change 92 -23 115
Nbr of Plans with Premium Increase 1311 274 1037
% of People with a Premium Increase 88% 16% 72%
Weighted Average Increase for People with a Premium Increase $8.23 $0.23 $8.00
Note: *Stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP)s only. Data for MA-PD plans not included. The data is calculated per region. For example. A plan which is avalilable in CMS Region 6 which includes PA and WV is counted once, not twice.
**The plan premium weighted averages are calculated by multiplying the plan premium by the number of enrollees in the plan to give more "weight" to plans with more members.

Links above will take you to examples for California (or select your state once in PDP-Finder or PDP-Compare)

» Details of the 2009 CMS Standard Plan including cost sharing, LIS benchmarks, etc.

Details for the Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2009
H/LStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
LowNMFirst Health Part D-Secure$10.30$175.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
HighNYAetna Medicare Rx Premier$136.80$0.00Many GenericsEnhanced
            » Click to see 2009 Part D Plan details for California or choose your state.
            The chart above shows the details of the least expensive and most expensive
            plans available for 2009.

Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2008 and their change in 2009
H/LYearStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
Low2008AZMedicareRx Rewards Standard$9.80$275.00No Gap CoverageBasic
Low2009AZMedicareRx Rewards Standard$18.60$295.00No Gap CoverageBasic

High2008NYHumana PDP Complete S5552-002$107.50$0.00All Preferred GenericsEnhanced
High2009NYHumana PDP Complete S5552-002$100.80$0.00Many GenericsEnhanced

            » Click to see change details for all plans in California or choose your state.
            The chart above details the least (and most) expensive plan in 2008 and
            plan features and costs should you stay in the same plan in 2009.

Gap Coverage Types and Minimum Premium for 2009 Part D Plans
2009 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNbr.
Plans
Min.
Prem.
No Gap Coverage1272$10.30
Some Generics76$31.90
Many Generics229$39.00
All Generics108$46.40
All Generics and Few Brands1$64.00
Many Generics and Few Brands2$79.90
2008 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNbr.
Plans
Min.
Prem.
No Gap Coverage1295$9.80
All Generics262$28.70
All Preferred Generics220$30.00
All Generics and Some Brands1$49.40
Some Generics46$51.90
               Note: Click the Gap Coverage Type above to see plan details in California
               or choose your state.


Gap coverage descriptions apply to formulary drugs only. The percentage of "Generic" and "Brand" drugs covered in the gap are each separately calculated and the following descriptions are used:
  • "All": 100% of formulary drugs of this type (generic or brand as noted) are covered through the gap. Ex: "All Generics",
  • "Many": >=65% to <100% of formulary drugs of this type (generic or brand as noted) are covered through the gap. Ex: "Many Generics",
  • "Some": >=10% to <65 % of formulary drugs of this type (generic or brand as noted) are covered through the gap. Ex: "Some Generics",
  • "Few": >0% to <10% of formulary drugs of this type (generic or brand as noted) are covered through the gap (and must also be >15 products covered through the gap),
  • "No Gap Coverage": 0% of drugs are covered through the gap (or <=15 products covered through the gap).


$0 Premium LIS Qualified 2009 Part D Plans
2009 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx SaverS5921
Advantage Star Plan by RxAmericaS5644
Aetna Medicare Rx EssentialsS5810
AmeriHealth Advantage Rx Option IS2770
AR Blue Cross - Medi-Pak Rx BasicS5795
Blue Medicare Rx - ValueS5715
Blue MedicareRx ValueS5596
BravoRxS5998
CIGNA Medicare Rx Plan OneS5617
Citrus Part D FL.S8465
Community CCRx BasicS5803
EnvisionRxPlus SilverS7694
First Health Part D-PremierS5768
Fox Value PlanS5557
GHI Medicare Prescription Drug PlanS5966
Health Net Orange Option 1S5678
HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan -Reg 1S5932
HIP Part D New YorkS5741
Medco Medicare Prescription Plan - ValueS5660
Medco Medicare Prescription Plan - ValueS5983
MedicareBlue Rx Option 1S5743
MedicareRx Rewards StandardS5960
Prescriba Rx BronzeS5825
Prescriba Rx BronzeS5597
SierraRxS5917
SilverScript ValueS5601
UA Medicare Part D Rx Covg - Silver PlanS5755
WellCare ClassicS5967
Windsor RxS2505
2008 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx PreferredS5820
AARP MedicareRx SaverS5921
Advantage Star Plan by RxAmericaS5644
Aetna Medicare Rx EssentialsS5810
Alliance Medicare RXS3440
AmeriHealth Advantage Rx Option IS2770
AmeriHealth NJ Rx Option IS4496
AR Blue Cross - Medi-Pak Rx BasicS5795
Blue Medicare Rx - ValueS5715
Blue MedicareRx ValueS5726
Blue MedicareRx ValueS5596
BlueRx Option IS1030
BlueRx ValueS5593
BravoRxS5998
BravoRxS5822
BravoRxS1566
CIGNA Medicare Rx Plan OneS5617
Community CCRx BasicS5803
DeanCare Rx ClassicS5954
First Health Part D-PremierS5569
First Health Part D-PremierS5768
Fox Value PlanS5557
GHI Medicare Prescription Drug PlanS5966
Health Net Orange Option 1S5678
HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan -Reg 1S5932
Humana PDP Standard S5884-092S5884
InStil RxS5946
MedBlue RxS5953
Medco Medicare Prescription Plan - ValueS5660
Medco Medicare Prescription Plan - ValueS5983
Medicare Blue Rx Basic PlusS5566
MedicareBlue Rx Option 1S5743
MedicareRx Rewards StandardS5960
Paramount Basic Prescription Drug PlanS5588
PerformRx Option IS5650
Prescription Pathway Bronze Plan Reg 1S5597
Prescription Pathway Bronze Plan Reg 3S5825
Quality RxS8475
Scott & White Health Plan Texas Rx ValueS5915
Secure Rx - Option 4S8067
SierraRx BasicS5917
SilverScriptS5601
Sterling RxS4802
UA Medicare Part D Rx Covg - Silver PlanS5755
UPMC for Life Prescription Drug PlanS3389
WellCare ClassicS5967
Windsor RxS2505
               Note: Click heading above to see plan details in California or choose your state.
               Please note, not all plans are available in every state.


» Charts & Figures     » Print Version

(Chart Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid files: 2009LandscapeSourceData_PDP_09_18_08.xls, 2008LandscapeSourceData_PDP_09_25_07.xls, 2007LandscapeSource Data_PDP_09.26.06.xls, State Data Fact Sheet Source - HKH.xls.)





Last updated on: 09/20/2009


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