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See How Your 2017 Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan is Changing in 2018

PDP-Compare offers a one-click comparison of how all 2017 Medicare Part D Plans will change in 2018.

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There are 26 Texas Stand-Alone Medicare Part D plans that meet your criteria.
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2017 / 2018 Medicare Part D Plan Information
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Plan Name Monthly
Premium
Deduct-
ible
(Donut Hole)
Gap
Coverage
$0
Prem.
with
Full
LIS?
Plan
ID
Cost-Sharing Total Formulary Drugs
Cust.
Service
Rating
Member
Plan
Exper.
RxCost
Info
Rating
Tier
1
Tier
2
Tier
3
Tier
4

-- This Plan not offered in 2017 --

S5810
-293
     
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 5 Stars (Excellent)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Aetna Medicare Rx Select (PDP)
$16.70 $405 Yes No$0.00$3.00$47.0045%5218
2018 Formulary
2017 Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)
$17.00 $400 No Gap Coverage No S5884
-168
$1.00$4.0020%35%
3375
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)
$20.40 $405 No Gap Coverage No$1.00$4.0021%35%3155
2018 Formulary

-- This Plan not offered in 2017 --

S5660
-238
     
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Express Scripts Medicare - Saver (PDP)
$22.60 $405 No Gap Coverage No$1.00$4.0018%44%2956
2018 Formulary
2017 Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)
$43.00 $400 No Gap Coverage No S0522
-039
$1.00$2.00$27.0035%
3029
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  
2018 Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)
$23.30 $405 No Gap Coverage Yes$1.00$3.00$35.0025%3122
2018 Formulary
2017 Blue Cross MedicareRx Basic (PDP)
$26.40 $400 No Gap Coverage Yes S5715
-014
$0.00$2.0015%45%
2618
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Blue Cross MedicareRx Basic (PDP)
$23.40 $405 No Gap Coverage Yes$1.00$4.0014%27%2628
2018 Formulary
Plan Name Monthly
Premium
Deduct-
ible
Gap
Coverage
$0 Prem.
Full LIS?
Plan
ID
Cost-Sharing Total Drugs
Service Exper. Cost Info Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
2017 SilverScript Choice (PDP)
$27.50 $0 No Gap Coverage Yes S5601
-044
$3.00$20.00$47.0050%
3073
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 SilverScript Choice (PDP)
$23.50 $0 No Gap Coverage Yes$9.00$19.00$46.0049%3052
2018 Formulary
2017 Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
$22.80 $400 No Gap Coverage Yes S5617
-108
$4.00$9.00$40.0043%
351
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 1 Stars (Poor)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  
2018 Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
$23.70 $405 No Gap Coverage Yes$2.00$7.00$35.0041%3449
2018 Formulary
2017 Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)
$28.90 $400 No Gap Coverage Yes S5810
-056
$1.00$2.00$30.0038%
3340
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 5 Stars (Excellent)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)
$24.40 $375 No Gap Coverage Yes$1.00$2.00$30.0037%3416
2018 Formulary
2017 WellCare Classic (PDP)
$25.20 $400 No Gap Coverage Yes S4802
-013
$0.00$14.00$47.0049%
2971
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  
2018 WellCare Classic (PDP)
$24.40 $405 No Gap Coverage Yes$0.00$1.00$30.0042%2990
2018 Formulary
2017 Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)
$24.30 $400 No Gap Coverage Yes S5884
-143
$0.00$1.0020%35%
3286
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)
$24.70 $405 No Gap Coverage Yes$0.00$1.0020%35%3065
2018 Formulary

-- This Plan not offered in 2017 --

S5921
-403
     
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 5 Stars (Excellent)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  
2018 AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP)
$26.70 $405 No Gap Coverage No$0.00$6.00$31.0032%3037
2018 Formulary
Plan Name Monthly
Premium
Deduct-
ible
Gap
Coverage
$0 Prem.
Full LIS?
Plan
ID
Cost-Sharing Total Drugs
Service Exper. Cost Info Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
2017 Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)
$47.20 $400 No Gap Coverage No S5660
-124
$0.00$3.00$42.0048%
3347
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)
$46.00 $405 No Gap Coverage No$1.00$3.00$26.0048%3085
2018 Formulary
2017 SilverScript Plus (PDP)
$56.30 $0 Yes No S5601
-045
$0.00$3.00$33.0045%
3079
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 SilverScript Plus (PDP)
$46.40 $0 Yes No$2.00$8.00$40.0046%3087
2018 Formulary
2017 AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)
$38.70 $400 No Gap Coverage No S5921
-367
$1.00$2.00$28.0030%
3211
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 5 Stars (Excellent)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  
2018 AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)
$46.50 $405 No Gap Coverage No$1.00$11.00$33.0033%3122
2018 Formulary
2017 EnvisionRxPlus (PDP)
$41.30 $400 No Gap Coverage No S7694
-022
10%12%15%36%
3029
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 EnvisionRxPlus (PDP)
$46.80 $405 No Gap Coverage No$1.00$3.0015%35%3015
2018 Formulary
2017 Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
$36.50 $50 Yes No S5617
-267
$5.00$10.00$42.0050%
3541
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 1 Stars (Poor)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  
2018 Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
$54.60 $0 Yes No$4.00$10.00$42.0050%3493
2018 Formulary
2017 First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP)
$41.10 $0 Yes No S5768
-145
$2.00$5.00$47.0050%
3395
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 5 Stars (Excellent)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP)
$56.20 $0 Yes No$1.00$2.00$47.0050%5257
2018 Formulary
Plan Name Monthly
Premium
Deduct-
ible
Gap
Coverage
$0 Prem.
Full LIS?
Plan
ID
Cost-Sharing Total Drugs
Service Exper. Cost Info Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
2017 WellCare Extra (PDP)
$62.40 $0 No Gap Coverage No S4802
-118
$0.00$9.00$30.0045%
2914
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  
2018 WellCare Extra (PDP)
$65.50 $0 No Gap Coverage No$0.00$0.00$32.0040%2933
2018 Formulary
2017 Humana Enhanced (PDP)
$63.80 $0 Yes No S5884
-020
$3.00$7.00$42.0044%
3662
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Humana Enhanced (PDP)
$75.50 $0 Yes No$3.00$7.00$42.0044%3400
2018 Formulary
2017 Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
$43.40 $400 No Gap Coverage No S4607
-019
$1.00$8.00$47.0050%
4215
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  
2018 Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
$75.60 $405 No Gap Coverage No$1.00$4.0013%50%3471
2018 Formulary
2017 AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)
$74.30 $0 No Gap Coverage No S5820
-021
$3.00$12.00$32.0040%
3487
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 5 Stars (Excellent)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)
$84.30 $0 Yes No$5.00$14.00$34.0040%3549
2018 Formulary
2017 Blue Cross MedicareRx Value (PDP)
$79.80 $400 No Gap Coverage No S5715
-005
$0.00$10.00$42.00$95.00
3200
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Blue Cross MedicareRx Value (PDP)
$87.30 $405 No Gap Coverage No$0.00$10.00$42.0040%3261
2018 Formulary
2017 Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP)
$98.50 $350 No Gap Coverage No S5660
-192
$2.00$7.0023%48%
3510
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP)
$105.70 $350 Yes No$2.00$7.00$42.0048%3509
2018 Formulary
Plan Name Monthly
Premium
Deduct-
ible
Gap
Coverage
$0 Prem.
Full LIS?
Plan
ID
Cost-Sharing Total Drugs
Service Exper. Cost Info Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
2017 Blue Cross MedicareRx Plus (PDP)
$170.50 $0 Yes No S5715
-006
$0.00$1.00$18.00$70.00
3200
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  
2018 Blue Cross MedicareRx Plus (PDP)
$197.10 $0 Yes No$0.00$2.00$30.0035%3261
2018 Formulary
2017 AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP)
$22.40 $400 No Gap Coverage No S0522
-069
$0.00$3.00$27.0032%
3000
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 4 Stars (Above Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  

-- Members will be assigned to AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP) S5921-403 --

     
2017 First Health Part D Premier Plus (PDP)
$99.70 $0 Yes No S5768
-179
$1.00$2.00$34.0050%
3812
2017 Formulary
 Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 5 Stars (Excellent)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 2 Stars (Below Average)  Medicare Part D Plan Rating - 3 Stars (Average)  

-- Members will be assigned to First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP) S5768-145 --

     



Chart Legend:

What does all this mean? Below are a few notes to help you understand the 2018 Medicare Part D Plan information above.

  • Plan Name: This is the official plan name from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The same plan name generally has a different plan id in each state. (Search Tip: If you would like to reduce the plans shown to just plans for one or two specific carriers, you can select the carrier name in the "Plan Family" fields 1 and 2. Select the empty (blank) option at the top of the list to remove the criteria. You can also click the "National Plans" checkbox to limit your search to just national plans.)
  • CMS Plan Ratings: these are found under the Plan Name at the left side of the chart.

    This is a 1 to 5 star rating system with five (5) stars as excellent, four (4) stars as very good, three (3) stars as good, two (2) stars as fair and one (1) star as poor.

    Cust. Service Rating - Drug Plan Customer Service - Medicare and members rate the drug plan and how well a drug plan provides customer service.

    This category includes measures of how drug plans rate on the following areas:
    • Time on Hold When Customer and Pharmacist Calls Drug Plan.
    • Calls Disconnected When Customer and Pharmacist Calls Drug Plan.
    • Drug Plan’s Timeliness in Giving a Decision for Members Who Make an Appeal.
    • Fairness of Drug Plan’s Denials to a Member’s Appeal, Based on an Independent Reviewer.
  • Member Plan Exper. - Member Experience with Drug Plan - This category shows how well drug plans make prescription drugs available to their members.

    This category includes measures of how drug plans rate on the following areas:
    • Drug Plan Provides Information or Help When Members Need It.
    • Members’ Overall Rating of Drug Plan.
    • Members’ Ability to Get Prescriptions Filled Easily When Using the Drug Plan.
  • RxCost Info Rating - This category shows how well drug plans are doing with pricing prescriptions and providing information on the Medicare website.

    This category includes measures of how drug plans rate on the following areas:
    • Completeness of the Drug Plan’s Information on Members Who Need Extra Help.
    • Drug Plan Provides Current Information on Costs and Coverage for Medicare’s Website (the same data is used on this Q1Medicare.com).
    • Drug Plan’s Prices that Did Not Increase More Than Expected During the Year.
    • Drug Plan’s Prices on Medicare’s Website (and this website) Are Similar to the Prices Members Pay at the Pharmacy.
    • Drug Plan’s Members 65 and Older Who Received Prescriptions for Certain Drugs with a High Risk of Side Effects, when There May Be Safer Drug Choices.

  • Monthly Premium: This is the amount you must pay each month to use the plan. This monthly premium must be paid even if you are in the initial deductible phase or the coverage gap (donut hole) phase. (Search Tip: If you would like to reduce the plans shown to just plans under a certain premium, enter this value in the "Maximum Premium" field.)

    (Search Tip: If you have selected an amount in the "LIS Subsidy Amount" filed, the premium shown is the premium based on your Low-Income Subsidy selection.

  • Deductible: The standard CMS plan deductible is $405. Many Medicare plans do not have a deductible, however their plan premium may be higher. (Search Tip: If you would like to reduce the plans shown to just plans with a deductible under a certain value, enter this value in the "Maximum Deductible" field.) Some plans that have an annual deductible exempt certain drug tiers from the deductible. For example, "Tier 1 exempt" may be shown. This would mean that Tier 1 drugs purchased during the Deductible phase, would not fall into the deductible and would br charged the Intial Coverage phase tier 1 cost-sharing.

  • Gap Coverage: the Donut Hole: In the CMS Standard Plan, the beneficiary must pay the next $3,759 in drug costs (the Donut Hole). The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2018, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 56% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 65% discount in the coverage gap. The Gap Coverage Types discussed in this section are in addition to the Healthcare Reform mandated discounts. In our chart, you will see one of the following:
    • No Gap Coverage: you must pay the $3,759;
    • Yes: This plan offers some level of gap coverage.

  • $0 Premium with Full LIS - Does the plan Qualify for $0 Premium with Full Low-Income Subsidy?: If Yes is in the field, then you would pay a $0 premium if you have a Full Low-Income Subsidy (LIS). If No is in the field, then you would be responsible for the difference between what the state provides as the Full Low-Income Subsidy and the actual cost of the plan even if you have a Full Low-Income Subsidy. (Search Tip: If you would like to reduce the plans shown to just plans that qualify for the $0 premium (Benchmark plans), select "Yes..." in the "Full Low-Income Subsidy?" field.)

  • Plan ID: This is the unique id for this particular plan.

  • Copay / Coinsurance - Cost Sharing - These figures apply to the initial coverage phase of your plan. This is the phase after the initial deductible has been met and before you reach the Coverage Gap (Donut Hole). Plans often cover drugs in "tiers". Tiers are specific to the list of drugs covered by the plan. Plans may have several tiers, and the copay for a drug depends on which tier the drug is in. Plans can form their own tiers, so you should contact the plan or reference it’s summary of benefits to find out what copays and limitations are associated with each tier. These cost sharing figures DO NOT necessarily apply to the Coverage Gap. The plan may have a separate copay/coinsurance for the same drug while in the Coverage Gap. (Search Tip: If you would like to reduce the plans shown to just plans that have a tier 1 (Generics) co-pay of up to a certain value (ex: $0 co-pay), enter the value (ex: 0) in the "Max. Co-pay Tier 1 (Generics)" field.)


Additional Information Fields:
You can select one of the following additional pieces of plan information to display (Search Tip: to change the type of information shown in the last column of the chart, select the data to be shown in the "Additional Info" field.)
  • Total Formulary Drugs (default) - This is the total number of medications on the plans formulary or drug list. This total drug count does not include "Bonus Drugs". These are non-Medicare Part D drugs which are covered by the plan, however they do not count toward your plan deductible, retail drug cost, or TrOOP.

  • Plan’s Summary Star Rating - This is the overall star rating for the Medicare Part D plan. To learn more about the star ratings, please see our Plan Quality Star Ratings.

  • Offers Mail Order - "Yes" is displayed if this plan offers mail order on any medications. It does NOT mean that ALL medications are available through mail order.

  • Members in This State (updated: September 2017 figures) - This is the total number of members in this plan for this PDP CMS Region. For regions that contain more than one state, this is the total for all of those states combined. If the CMS Region contains more than one state, the actual state enrollment is shown, along with the CMS region and national enrollment figures on the plan details page. you can access the plan details by clicking the plan name, orange enroll options button, or the plan details icon.

  • Members Nation Wide (updated: September 2017 figures) - This is the total number of member for this plan in all CMS Regions (States) combined.

  • Initial Coverage Limit (ICL) - The initial coverage limit phase of a Medicare Part D plan is the phase AFTER the initial deductible is met (if the plan has an initial deductible) and BEFORE the coverage gap (or donut hole) begins. The ICL is the phase of the prescription drug plan during which you and your plan share your prescription costs. During this phase you will pay either a co-payment (a flat fee per prescription) or co-insurance (a percentage of the drug cost). The details of the cost-sharing for the plan are shown in the Cost-Sharing column directly to the left of this column. The CMS standard Initial Coverage Limit for 2018 is $3,750 and increases each year.

  • National or Regional Plans - This column simply displays the word "National" if the plan is sponsored by a national carrier or "Regional" if the plan sponsor is a regional carrier.





(Chart Source: various files provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services along with data from the Medicare.gov website plan finder.)

Please note: The above plan information comes from CMS. We make every attempt to keep our information up-to-date with plan/premium changes. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.




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  • Medicare beneficiaries with higher incomes may be required to pay both a Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). Read more on IRMAA.
  • Medicare Advantage plans that include prescription drug coverage (MAPDs) are considered Medicare Part D plans and members with higher incomes may be subject to the Medicare Part D Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA), just as members in stand-alone Part D plans. In certain situations, you can appeal IRMAA.
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  • A Medicare Advantage Private Fee-for-Service plan (PFFS) is not a Medicare supplement plan. Providers who do not contract with the plan are not required to see you except in an emergency.
  • Disclaimer for Institutional Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone with Medicare who meets the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) level of care and resides in a nursing home.
  • Disclaimer for Dual Eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details.
  • Disclaimer for Chronic Condition Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone with Medicare who has been diagnosed with the plan specific Chronic Condition.
  • Medicare MSA Plans combine a high deductible Medicare Advantage Plan and a trust or custodial savings account (as defined and/or approved by the IRS). The plan deposits money from Medicare into the account. You can use this money to pay for your health care costs, but only Medicare-covered expenses count toward your deductible. The amount deposited is usually less than your deductible amount, so you generally have to pay out-of-pocket before your coverage begins.
  • Medicare MSA Plans do not cover prescription drugs. If you join a Medicare MSA Plan, you can also join any separate (stand-alone) Medicare Part D prescription drug plan
  • There are additional restrictions to join an MSA plan, and enrollment is generally for a full calendar year unless you meet certain exceptions. Those who disenroll during the calendar year will owe a portion of the account deposit back to the plan. Contact the plan provider for additional information.
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