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

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2009 Alaska Medicare Part D Plan Statistics*
CMS Region 34 includes (AK)
Statistic 2009 Change 09-08 2008 Change 08-07 2007
Total Number of Part D Drug Plans
View list of National Providers
45 -2 47 2 45
Nbr of Enhanced (EA) Plans 24 -1 25 4 21
Nbr of Basic (BA, DS, AE) Plans 21 -1 22 -2 24

Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans 25 -3 28 1 27
Percent $0 Deductible Plans 56% -4% 60% 0% 60%

Nbr of Plans with a Premium < $20 0 -4 4 3 1
Percent Plans with a Premium < $20 0% -9% 9% 7% 2%

Lowest Cost PDP Plan (Premium)
View details of Lowest Cost Plan(s)
$23.10 $8.40 $14.70 $3.00 $11.70
Highest Cost PDP Plan (Premium)
View details of Highest Cost Plan(s)
$112.90 $13.40 $99.50 $22.20 $77.30
Average PDP Plan Premium (Cost) $52.82 $7.82 $45.00 $5.76 $39.24
% Change in Avg. PDP Plan Costs -- 17% -- 15% --
Avg. Weighted PDP Plan Premium** $37.07 $1.67 $35.40 $5.61 $29.79
% Change Weighted Avg. PDP Costs** -- 5% -- 19% --

Number of PDP Plans with Any Gap Coverage in the Gap (Donut Hole) 11 -3 14 2 12
Percent of PDP Plans with Any Gap Coverage 24% -6% 30% 3% 27%
Lowest Cost Plan with Any Gap Coverage
View coverage type / premium details
$57.60 $21.30 $36.30 $-4.40 $40.70

Total Beneficiaries with LIS 12,453 14,530
LIS Benchmark Premium $36.00 $-0.42 $36.42
Total Nbr of LIS Qualified Plans 7 -8 15 0 15

Premium Changes for Persons Staying in their Current Plan View premium detail chart
Nbr of Plans with Premium Decrease 10 2 8
Nbr of Plans with No Premium Change 3 -3 6
Nbr of Plans with Premium Increase 30 5 25
% of People with a Premium Increase 62% -18% 80%
Weighted Average Increase for People with a Premium Increase $8.81 $-3.58 $12.39
Note: *Stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP)s only. Data for MA-PD plans not included.
**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.

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

2009 Premium Changes for Persons Staying in their 2008 Plan
Premium Change Range Total number of Plans in this Change Range
$-36 to $-32 * -- total: 1 plan
$-31 to $-27 0 plans
$-26 to $-22 0 plans
$-21 to $-17 0 plans
$-16 to $-12 0 plans
$-11 to $-7 * -- total: 1 plan
$-6 to $-2 * * * -- total: 3 plans
$-1 to $3 * * * * * * * * -- total: 8 plans
$4 to $8 * * * * * * -- total: 6 plans
$9 to $13 * * * * * * * * -- total: 8 plans
$14 to $18 * * * * * -- total: 5 plans
$19 to $23 * * * -- total: 3 plans
$24 to $28 * * * * -- total: 4 plans
$29 to $33 * -- total: 1 plan
$34 to $38 * * * -- total: 3 plans
            » Click to see change details on a per plan basis

Details for the Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2009
H/LStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
LowAKFirst Health Part D-Premier$23.10$0.00No Gap CoverageBasic
HighAKAetna Medicare Rx Premier$112.90$0.00Many GenericsEnhanced
            » Click to see 2009 Part D Plan details for Alaska.
            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
Low2008AKHumana PDP Enhanced S5884-097$14.70$0.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
Low2009AKHumana PDP Enhanced S5884-097$49.20$0.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced

High2008AKEnvisionRxPlus Gold$99.50$0.00All Preferred GenericsEnhanced
High2009AKEnvisionRxPlus Gold$94.10$0.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced

            » Click to see change details for all plans in Alaska.
            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 Coverage34$23.10
Many Generics6$57.60
Some Generics2$64.00
All Generics3$78.30
2008 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNbr.
Plans
Min.
Prem.
No Gap Coverage33$14.70
All Generics7$36.30
All Preferred Generics6$48.60
Some Generics1$71.70
               Note: Click the Gap Coverage Type above to see plan details for 2009 Alaska plans.


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).


2009 Alaska $0 Premium LIS Qualified Part D Plans
2009 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx SaverS5921-011
First Health Part D-PremierS5768-117
HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan-Reg 34S5932-033
Medco Medicare Prescription Plan - ValueS5660-136
MedicareRx Rewards StandardS5960-140
SilverScript ValueS5601-068
WellCare ClassicS5967-171
2008 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx SaverS5921-011
Advantage Star Plan by RxAmericaS5644-201
Aetna Medicare Rx EssentialsS5810-068
CIGNA Medicare Rx Plan OneS5617-168
Health Net Orange Option 1S5678-068
HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan-Reg 34S5932-033
Humana PDP Standard S5884-094S5884-094
Medco Medicare Prescription Plan - ValueS5660-136
MedicareRx Rewards StandardS5960-140
MedicareRx Rewards ValueS5960-034
Prescription Pathway Bronze Plan Reg 34S5597-234
SilverScriptS5601-068
Sterling RxS4802-032
WellCare ClassicS5967-171
WellCare SignatureS5967-068
               Note: Click heading above to see details LIS qualifying plans in Alaska.
               Please note, not all plans are available in every state.


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(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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