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PDP-Facts: 2015 Maryland Medicare Part D Plan Landscape Facts

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2015 Maryland Medicare Part D Plan Statistics*
CMS Region 5 includes (DC DE MD)
Statistic 2015 Change 15-14 2014 Change 14-13 2013
Total Number of Part D Drug Plans
View list of National Providers
27 -9 36 7 29
Nbr of Enhanced (EA) Plans 15 -3 18 4 14
Nbr of Basic (BA, DS, AE) Plans 12 -6 18 3 15
Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans 11 -6 17 4 13
Lowest Premium for a $0 Ded. Plan $26.00 $4.1 $21.90 $-3.5 $25.40
Percent $0 Deductible Plans 41% -6% 47% 2% 45%
Nbr of Plans with a Premium < $25 2 -2 4 2 2
Percent Plans with a Premium under $25 7% -4% 11% 4% 7%
Lowest Cost PDP Plan (Premium)
View details of Lowest Cost Plan(s)
$15.70 $3.10 $12.60 $-2.40 $15.00
Highest Cost PDP Plan (Premium)
View details of Highest Cost Plan(s)
$127.10 $-43.40 $170.50 $5.10 $165.40
Average PDP Plan Premium (Cost) $48.51 $-8.47 $56.98 $2.29 $54.69
% Change in Avg. PDP Plan Costs -- -15% -- 4% --
Avg. Weighted PDP Plan Premium** $35.93 $-3.43 $39.36 $-1.93 $41.29
% Change Weighted Avg. PDP Costs** -- -9% -- -5% --
Number of PDP Plans with Any Gap Coverage in the Gap (Donut Hole) 7 -2 9 0 9
Percent of PDP Plans with Any Gap Coverage 26% 1% 25% -6% 31%
Lowest Cost Plan with Any Gap Coverage
View coverage type / premium details
$55.60 $3.80 $51.80 $12.80 $39.00
Total Beneficiaries with LIS 154,702 129,647 129,647
LIS Benchmark Premium $30.61 $-1.73 $32.34 $-2.62 34.96
Total Nbr of LIS Qualified Plans 10 -3 13 0 13
Premium Changes for Persons Staying in their Current Plan View premium detail chart
Nbr of Plans with Premium Decrease 9 -1 10 2 8
Nbr of Plans with No Premium Change 2 2 -2 2
Nbr of Plans with Premium Increase 12 3 9 -5 14
% of People with a Premium Increase 73% 9% 64% 22% 42%
Weighted Average Increase for People with a Premium Increase $6.38 $1.73 $4.65 $0.53 $4.12
Note: *Stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP)s only. Data for MA-PD plans not included. Sanctioned plans are included in this data. .
**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.



2015 Premium Changes for Persons Staying in their 2014 Plan
Premium Change Range Total number of Plans in this Change Range
$-32 to $-28 * -- total: 1 plan
$-27 to $-23 0 plans
$-22 to $-18 * -- total: 1 plan
$-17 to $-13 0 plans
$-12 to $-8 * * -- total: 2 plans
$-7 to $-3 * * -- total: 2 plans
$-2 to $2 * * * * * -- total: 5 plans
$3 to $7 * * * * * -- total: 5 plans
$8 to $12 * * * * * -- total: 5 plans
$13 to $17 * -- total: 1 plan
   

Details for the Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2015
H/LStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
LowDC DE MDHumana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)$15.70$320.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
HighDC DE MDCigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Max (PDP)$127.10$0.00YesEnhanced
   
    The chart above shows the details of the least expensive and most
    expensive plans available for 2015.

Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2014 and how the plan changes in 2015
H/LYearStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
Low2014DC DE MDHumana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)$12.60$310.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
  2015DC DE MDHumana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)$15.70$320.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
High2014DC DE MDBlueRx Enhanced (PDP)$170.50$0.00Many GenericsEnhanced
  2015DC DE MDMembers will be assigned to SilverScript Plus (PDP) S5601-011$0.00$0.00----
   
    The chart above details the least (and most) expensive plan in 2014 and
    plan features and costs should you stay in the same plan in 2015.

Gap Coverage Types and Minimum Premium for 2015 Part D Plans
2015 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNumber
of Plans
Minimum
Premium
No Gap Coverage20$15.70
Yes7$55.60
2014 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNumber
of Plans
Minimum
Premium
No Gap Coverage27$12.60
Few Brands1$51.80
Call Plan for details1$61.40
Some Generics, Some Brands2$95.90
Many Generics, Some Brands2$109.00
Few Generics1$121.40
Many Generics2$130.80
    Notes: Click the Gap Coverage Type above to see plan details for 2015 Maryland plans.


Gap coverage descriptions apply to formulary drugs only. The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2012, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 14% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 50% discount in the coverage gap. The Gap Coverage Types discussed in this section are in addition to the Healthcare Reform mandated discounts. 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". A label of "All Formulary Drugs" is applied for plans that cover 100% of "generic" and 100% of "brand" products (either by covering all formulary drug products in the gap or by having no initial coverage limit),
  • "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).


2015 Maryland $0 Premium LIS Qualified Part D Plans
2015 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921-350
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)S5810-039
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)S5617-214
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP)S7694-005
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5660-107
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5884-103
SilverScript Choice (PDP)S5601-010
SmartD Rx Saver (PDP)S0064-005
Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx (PDP)S0522-006
Transamerica MedicareRx Classic (PDP)S9579-004
2014 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921-350
Aetna CVS/pharmacy Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)S5810-039
Cigna Medicare Rx Secure (PDP)S5617-214
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx -Reg 5 (PDP)S5932-034
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP)S7694-005
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5660-107
HealthMarkets Value Rx (PDP)S0128-006
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5884-103
SilverScript Basic (PDP)S5601-10
SmartD Rx Saver (PDP)S0064-5
Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx (PDP)S0522-006
United American - Select (PDP)S5755-076
WellCare Classic (PDP)S5967-142
    Note: Click heading above to see details of LIS qualifying plans in Maryland.
               Please note, not all plans are available in every state.

List of National PDP Providers with Plans available in Maryland
2015 National PDP Providers
Aetna Medicare
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx
Express Scripts Medicare
First Health Part D
Humana Insurance Company
United American Insurance Company
UnitedHealthcare
2014 National PDP Providers
Aetna Medicare
Cigna Medicare Rx
Cigna-HealthSpring
EnvisionRx Plus
Express Scripts Medicare
First Health Part D
HealthMarkets Medicare
Humana Insurance Company
MEDCO CONTAINMENT LIFE AND MEDCO CONTAINMENT OF NE
SILVERSCRIPT INSURANCE COMPANY
UniCare
United American Insurance Company
UnitedHealthcare
    Note: Click heading above to see PDP plans and details for Maryland.



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