2019 National Medicare Part D Plan Statistics*
and Averages per Region
Statistic 2019 Change 19-18 2018 Change 18-17 2017
Total Number of Part D Drug Plans 901 119 782 36 746
Average Nbr of Part D Plans per Region 26 3 23 1 22
Nbr of Enhanced (EA) Plans 553 132 421 34 387
Avg. Enhanced Plans per Region 16 4 12 1 11
Nbr of Basic (BA, DS, AE) Plans 348 -13 361 2 359
Avg. Nbr of Basic Plans per Region 10 -1 11 0 11
Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans 263 -28 291 11 280
Avgerage Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans per Region 8 -1 9 1 8
$0 Deductible Plans (percentage) 29% -8% 37% 0% 38%
Number of Plans with a Premium under $25 182 35 147 27 120
Avg Nbr of Plans - Premium < $25 5 1 4 0 4
Percentage of Plans with a Premium under $25 20% 1% 19% 3% 16%
Lowest Cost PDP (Premium) $10.40 $-2.20 $12.60 $-2.00 $14.60
Highest Cost PDP (Premium) $156.00 $-41.10 $197.10 $18.10 $179.00
Average PDP Premium (Cost) $47.21 $-5.48 $52.69 $0.73 $51.96
% Change in Avg. PDP Costs -- -10% -- 1% --
Avg. Weighted PDP Premium** $41.29 $0.69 $40.60 $0.70 $39.90
% Change Weighted Avg. PDP Costs** -- 2% -- 2% --
Number of PDPs with Any Gap Coverage in the Gap (Donut Hole) 191 -83 274 66 208
Percentage of PDPs with Any Gap Coverage 21% -14% 35% 7% 28%
Lowest Cost PDP with Any Gap Coverage
View coverage type / premium details
$12.20 $-0.50 $12.70 $-14.60 $27.30
Number of LIS PDPs
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
215 -1 216 -15 231
Nbr of Unique LIS Qualified Plans
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
14 -1 15 -1 16
Number of PDPs with Premium Decrease 221 -60 281 -92 373
Number of PDPs with No Premium Change 65 41 24 -4 28
Number of PDPs with Premium Increase 417 -21 438 24 414
Percentage of People with a Premium Increase 60.9% 1.45% 59% -18.9% 78%
Weighted Average Increase for People with a Premium Increase $4.41 $-3.71 $8.12 $-2.18 $10.30


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 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 for the Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2019
H/LStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
LowTXWellCare Value Script (PDP)$10.40$415.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
HighPA WVBlue Rx PDP Complete (PDP)$156.00$0.00YesEnhanced
   
    The chart above shows the details of the least expensive and most
    expensive plans available for 2019.

Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2018 and how the plan changes in 2019
H/LYearStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
Low2018SCEnvisionRxPlus (PDP)$12.60$300.00No Gap CoverageBasic
  2019SCEnvisionRxPlus (PDP)$14.90$325.00No Gap CoverageBasic
High2018TXBlue Cross MedicareRx Plus (PDP)$197.10$0.00YesEnhanced
  2019TXBlue Cross MedicareRx Plus (PDP)$140.10$0.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
   
    The chart above details the least (and most) expensive plan in 2018 and
    plan features and costs should you stay in the same plan in 2019.

Gap Coverage Types and Minimum Premium for 2019 Part D Plans
2019 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNumber
of Plans
Minimum
Premium
No Gap Coverage710$10.40
Yes191$12.20
2018 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNumber
of Plans
Minimum
Premium
No Gap Coverage508$12.60
Yes274$12.70
    Notes: Click the Gap Coverage Type above to see plan details in California
               or choose your state.
Gap coverage applies to formulary drugs only. The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2019, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 63% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 75% discount in the coverage gap. The Gap Coverage discussed in this section is in addition to the Healthcare Reform mandated discounts.

$0 Premium LIS Qualified Part D Plans
2019 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)S5810
Blue MedicareRx Value (PDP)S6506
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)S5617
CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)S1894
EnvisionRxPlus (PDP)S7694
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5983
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5660
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5884
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5552
Journey Rx Standard (PDP)S6986
Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)S4607
SilverScript Choice (PDP)S5601
WellCare Classic (PDP)S4802
2018 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)S5810
Basic Blue Rx (PDP)S6986
Blue Cross MedicareRx Basic (PDP)S5715
Blue MedicareRx Value (PDP)S6506
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)S5617
EnvisionRxPlus (PDP)S7694
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5983
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5660
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5552
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5884
Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)S4607
SilverScript Choice (PDP)S5601
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)S0522
WellCare Classic (PDP)S4802
    Note: Click heading above to see plan details in California or choose your state.
               Please note, not all plans are available in every state.