2020 National Medicare Part D Plan Statistics*
and Averages per Region
Statistic 2020 Change 20-19 2019 Change 19-18 2018
Total Number of Part D Drug Plans 948 47 901 119 782
Average Nbr of Part D Plans per Region 28 2 26 3 23
Nbr of Enhanced (EA) Plans 566 13 553 132 421
Avg. Enhanced Plans per Region 17 1 16 4 12
Nbr of Basic (BA, DS, AE) Plans 382 34 348 -13 361
Avg. Nbr of Basic Plans per Region 11 1 10 -1 11
Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans 133 -130 263 -28 291
Avgerage Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans per Region 4 -4 8 -1 9
$0 Deductible Plans (percentage) 14% -15% 29% -8% 37%
Number of Plans with a Premium under $25 313 131 182 35 147
Avg Nbr of Plans - Premium < $25 9 4 5 1 4
Percentage of Plans with a Premium under $25 33% 13% 20% 1% 19%
Lowest Cost PDP (Premium) $12.80 $2.40 $10.40 $-2.20 $12.60
Highest Cost PDP (Premium) $191.40 $35.40 $156.00 $-41.10 $197.10
Average PDP Premium (Cost) $40.90 $-6.31 $47.21 $-5.48 $52.69
% Change in Avg. PDP Costs -- -13% -- -10% --
Avg. Weighted PDP Premium** $41.40 $2.27 $39.13 $-1.47 $40.60
% Change Weighted Avg. PDP Costs** -- 6% -- -4% --
Number of PDPs with Any Gap Coverage in the Gap (Donut Hole) 177 -14 191 -83 274
Percentage of PDPs with Any Gap Coverage 19% -3% 21% -14% 35%
Lowest Cost PDP with Any Gap Coverage
View coverage type / premium details
$18.90 $6.70 $12.20 $-0.50 $12.70
Number of LIS PDPs
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
244 29 215 -1 216
Nbr of Unique LIS Qualified Plans
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
16 2 14 -1 15
Number of PDPs with Premium Decrease 293 49 244 55 189
Number of PDPs with No Premium Change 0 0 0 0 0
Number of PDPs with Premium Increase 501 106 395 37 358
Percentage of People with a Premium Increase 58% -8.47% 66% 4.47% 62%
Weighted Average Increase for People with a Premium Increase $8.63 $4.38 $4.25 $-3.28 $7.53


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 2020
H/LStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
LowCAClear Spring Health Premier Rx (PDP)$12.80$435.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
HighSCBlueCross Rx Plus (PDP)$191.40$0.00YesEnhanced
   
    The chart above shows the details of the least expensive and most
    expensive plans available for 2020.

Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2019 and how the plan changes in 2020
H/LYearStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
Low2019TXWellCare Value Script (PDP)$10.40$415.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
  2020TXWellCare Value Script (PDP)$14.70$435.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
High2019PA WVBlue Rx PDP Complete (PDP)$156.00$0.00YesEnhanced
  2020PA WVBlue Rx PDP Complete (PDP)$168.40$0.00YesEnhanced
   
    The chart above details the least (and most) expensive plan in 2019 and
    plan features and costs should you stay in the same plan in 2020.

Gap Coverage Types and Minimum Premium for 2020 Part D Plans
2020 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNumber
of Plans
Minimum
Premium
No Gap Coverage771$12.80
Yes177$18.90
2019 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNumber
of Plans
Minimum
Premium
No Gap Coverage710$10.40
Yes191$12.20
    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 2020, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 75% 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
2020 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921
Amerivantage Rx Basic (PDP)S8182
Blue MedicareRx Value (PDP)S6506
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)S5617
Clear Spring Health Value Rx (PDP)S6946
CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)S1894
EnvisionRxPlus (PDP)S7694
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5983
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5660
Humana Basic Rx Plan (PDP)S5884
Humana Basic Rx Plan (PDP)S5552
Journey Rx Standard (PDP)S6986
Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)S4607
SilverScript Choice (PDP)S5601
WellCare Classic (PDP)S4802
WellCare Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)S5810
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)S5660
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5983
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5552
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5884
Journey Rx Standard (PDP)S6986
Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)S4607
SilverScript Choice (PDP)S5601
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.