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2011 Medicare Part D Plan Formulary Information
Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP) (S5596-003-0)
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Formulary Drugs Starting with the Letter B

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Drugs Starting with Letter B

Drug Name
Drug Tier Information Cost-Sharing Drug
Usage
Mgmt
Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
BACIIM POWDER FOR INJECTION SOLUTION 50000UNT/VIAL   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BACITRACIN 500U/GM EYE OINT   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BACITRACIN INJ 50000UNT   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BACITRACIN/POLYMYXIN B OINT 500UNT/10000UNT   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BACLOFEN 10MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BACLOFEN 20MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BACTRIM 400-80MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BACTRIM DS TABLET 800-160   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BACTROBAN 2% CREAM   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BACTROBAN 2% OINTMENT   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BACTROBAN NASAL 2% OINTMENT   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BALSALAZIDE DISODIUM 750MG CAPSULE (280 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BALZIVA 0.4-0.035 TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:28
/28Days
BANZEL TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BANZEL TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BARACLUDE 0.05MG/ML SOLUTION   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BARACLUDE 0.5MG TABLET   5 Tier 5 33%N/ANone
BARACLUDE 1MG TABLET   5 Tier 5 33%N/ANone
BECONASE AQ 0.042% SPRAY   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:50
/30Days
BENAZEPRIL HCL 10MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENAZEPRIL HCL 20MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BENAZEPRIL HCL 40MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENAZEPRIL HCL 5MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENAZEPRIL HCL-HCTZ TABLET 10-12.5MG (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENAZEPRIL HCL-HCTZ TABLET 20-12.5MG (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENAZEPRIL HCL-HCTZ TABLET 20-25MG (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENAZEPRIL HCL-HCTZ TABLET 5-6.25MG (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENICAR 20MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENICAR 40MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENICAR 5MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENICAR HCT 20-12.5MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENICAR HCT 40-25MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BENICAR HCT TABLET 12.5-40MG (30 CT)   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENTYL 10MG CAPSULE   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENTYL 10MG/5ML SYRUP   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENTYL 20MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENTYL INJECTION 20MG/2ML AMP   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BENZACLIN CARE KIT 50;10MG;MG 50 GM PUMP W/VISCONTOUR PKGCOM   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENZAMYCIN GEL   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BENZOYL PEROXIDE 0.05 MG/MG / CLINDAMYCIN 0.01 MG/MG TOPICAL GEL   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:60
/30Days
BENZTROPINE MES TABLET 1MG (1000 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENZTROPINE MES TABLET 2MG (1000 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE INJECTION 2MG/2ML   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE TABLETS   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BESIVANCE BESIFLOACIN OPTHALMIC SUSPENSION 0.6% 5 ML BOTDR   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BETA-VAL 0.1% CREAM   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAGAN 0.5% EYE DROPS   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:30
/30Days
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 0.05% CREAM   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 0.05% GEL   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE CREAM USP   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE LOTION   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE LOTION 60ML   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE OINTMENT AUGMENTED   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAMETHASONE DP 0.05% OINTMENT   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BETAMETHASONE VA 0.1% LOTION   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE CREAM USP   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE OINTMENT USP   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAPACE 120MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BETAPACE 160MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BETAPACE 240MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BETAPACE AF 80MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BETASERON KIT 0.3MG/VIAL 14 TRAY BOX PKGCOM   5 Tier 5 33%N/AP
BETAXOLOL HCL 0.5% EYE DROP   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:30
/30Days
BETAXOLOL TABLETS 10MG 100 BOT   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETAXOLOL TABLETS 20MG 100 BOT   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BETHANECHOL CHLORICDE TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 50MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 5MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE TABLETS   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BETIMOL 0.5% EYE DROPS   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BETIMOL SOLUTION 2.5MG 5 ML BOT   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BETOPTIC S OPHTHALMIC SUSPENSION 0.25% 10 ML BOT   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:30
/30Days
BIAXIN 125MG/5ML SUSPENSION   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:200
/1Days
BIAXIN 250MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:42
/1Days
BIAXIN 250MG/5ML SUSPENSION   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BIAXIN 500MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:28
/1Days
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BIAXIN XL 500MG TABLET 56 BOX   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:28
/1Days
BIAXIN XL 500MG TABLET SA   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:28
/1Days
BICALUTAMIDE TABLETS 50MG 100 BOT   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BICILL LA PFS 600MU 1ML PED   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BICILLIN C-R 1.2MM UNITS SYR 2ML x 10   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BICILLIN C-R 900/300 SYRINGE 2ML x 10   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BICILLIN LA PFS 1200MU 2ML   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BICILLIN LA. 600000UNIT/ML 1ML   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BICNU INJECTION 100MG/VIL   4 Tier 4 33%33%P
BIDIL TABLET 20MG/37.5MG   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50None
BILTRICIDE 600MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 10MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 5MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE-HCTZ TABLET 10-6.25MG (500 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE-HCTZ TABLET 2.5-6.25MG (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE-HCTZ TABLET 5-6.25MG (100 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BLEOMYCIN SULFATE 30UNITS VIA   4 Tier 4 33%33%P
BLEPH-10 10% EYE DROPS   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BLEPHAMIDE 0.2% EYE DROPS   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:20
/30Days
BLEPHAMIDE 10-0.2% EYE OINT   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BONIVA 150MG TABLET   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50Q:1
/28Days
BONIVA 3MG/3ML SYRINGE   4 Tier 4 33%33%P
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BOOSTRIX INJECTION   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50None
BOROFAIR SOL 2% OTIC   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BOTOX 100UNITS VIAL   4 Tier 4 33%33%P
BREVICON TABLET 0.5/35   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50Q:28
/28Days
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.2% 10ML BOTPL   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 2.5MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 5MG CAPSULE   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BROVANA 15MCG/2ML VIAL NEBULIZER   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50P Q:120
/30Days
BUDEPRION SR 100MG TABLET SA   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:60
/30Days
BUDEPRION SR 150MG TABLET SA   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:60
/30Days
BUDEPRION XL 300MG TABLET SR 24HR   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:30
/30Days
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BUDEPRION XL TABLETS 150MG 500 TABLETS BOT   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:90
/30Days
BUDESONIDE 0.25 MG/2 ML SUSP   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50P Q:120
/30Days
BUDESONIDE 0.5 MG/2 ML SUSP   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50P Q:120
/30Days
BUMETANIDE 0.25MG/ML VIAL   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BUMETANIDE 0.5MG TABLET USP (500 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUMETANIDE 1MG TABLET USP (500 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUMETANIDE 2MG TABLET USP (500 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUPHENYL 500MG TABLET   5 Tier 5 33%N/ANone
BUPHENYL POWDER   5 Tier 5 33%N/ANone
BUPRENEX 0.3MG/ML AMPUL   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BUPRENORPHINE 0.3MG/ML SYRN   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BUPRENORPHINE 2 MG SUBLINGUAL TABLET   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50P Q:240
/30Days
BUPRENORPHINE 8 MG SUBLINGUAL TABLET   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50P Q:60
/30Days
BUPROBAN ER TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:60
/30Days
BUPROPION HCL 150 MG TABLET SA   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:60
/30Days
BUPROPION HCL 75MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:120
/30Days
BUPROPION HCL SR 100 MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:60
/30Days
BUPROPION HCL SR 200MG TABLET SA   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:60
/30Days
BUPROPION HCL TABLET 100MG   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:120
/30Days
BUSPAR 15MG TABLET   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BUSPAR TABLETS 10MG 100 BOT   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
BUSPAR TABLETS 5MG 100 BOT   3 Tier 3 $85.00$212.50None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BUSPIRONE HCL 15MG TABLET (180 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUSPIRONE HCL 30MG TABLET (60 CT)   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUSPIRONE HCL 5 MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUSPIRONE HCL 7.5MG TABLET   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUSPIRONE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUTALBITAL/CAFF/APAP/COD CP   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00Q:180
/30Days
BUTORPHANOL 10MG/ML SPRAY   1 Tier 1 $6.00$9.00None
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE INJECTION 1MG 10 X 1ML VIAL   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE INJECTION 2MG 10 X 1ML VIAL   4 Tier 4 33%33%None
BYETTA 10MCG/0.04ML PEN INJ   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50Q:3
/30Days
BYETTA 5MCG/0.02ML PEN INJ   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50Q:2
/30Days
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
BYSTOLIC 10MG TABLET   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50None
BYSTOLIC 5MG TABLET   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50None
BYSTOLIC NEBIVOLOL HCL 2.5MG TABLET ORAL   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50None
BYSTOLIC TABLETS 20MG 100 BOT   2 Tier 2 $43.00$107.50None

Chart Legend:

Below are a few notes to help you understand the above 2011 Medicare Part D Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP) Plan Formulary.
  • Plan Name: This is the official Medicare Part D prescription drug plan name from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The same Medicare Part D plan name generally has a different Plan ID in each state (or CMS Region).

  • Monthly Premium: This is the amount you must pay each month for this prescription drug plan. This monthly premium must be paid even if you are in the initial deductible phase or the coverage gap (donut hole) phase.

  • Deductible: If your Part D plan has an initial deductible, you are 100% responsible for your drug costs until your expenses exceed this value and you begin your Initial Coverage Phase. Many Medicare Part D plans use the standard $310 deductible as provided by CMS in their Standard plan design. Some Part D plan providers offer an initial deductible lower than the Standard deductible. Many prescription drug plans do not have a deductible (also called first dollar coverage or a $0 deductible), however the monthly premium for a plan with a $0 deductible may be slightly higher.

  • Qualifies for LIS: The Extra Help or Low Income Subsidy (LIS) Program.
    • Yes - This plan qualifies for the $0 Premium for those persons with a full LIS or Extra Help benefit. Persons on the LIS program who select a qualifying plan will also pay a $0 deductible, pay lower cost-sharing payments and have coverage through the Coverage Gap or Doughnut Hole.

    • No - This plan does not qualify for the $0 Premium for persons with the full LIS benefit.

  • Plan ID: This is the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan's unique ID.
  • Drug Tier Information - Drug Tiers are the logical grouping of prescription drugs on a Part D plan formulary. These fields represent the Tier (or drug list group) - for this particular medication - on this particular plan’s Formulary or Drug List.
    • Tier Number - This is the actual numerical tier level from the formulary. Most Part D plans have four (4) tiers 1=Preferred Generics, 2=Preferred Brands, 3=Non-preferred Brands and Generics, 4=Specialty Drugs.
    • Drug Description - This is the Medicare Part D plan’s description of this particular drug tier.
  • Cost Sharing - Copay / Coinsurance - 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 the drug’s tier. The drug Tier is shown to the left of this column. 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. There are two figures shown under this "Cost Sharing" category:
    • Preferred Network Pharmacy - (Preferred Pharm) - This is the cost-share amount you would pay during the intial coverage phase for a 30-Day supply (until your total retail prescription drug costs reach $(2840)) at a "Preferred" network pharmacy. In most cases, the "Preferred" network and network pharmacy pricing are the same. However, on the 2011 Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan the pricing is much higher at a network pharmacy over a "Preferred" network pharmacy. "Preferred" network pharmacies for this plan include only Walmart, Sam’s Club and RightSource.
    • Mail Order - This is the cost-share amount you would pay during the initial coverage phase for a 90-Day supply if you purchased your medication through your plan’s preferred mail order partner(s).
  • Drug Utilization Management or Coverage Rules - (Drug Usage Mgmt) - This shows the plan requires drug utilization management controls for this particular medication.
    • None - This drug does not fall under any drug utilization management controls.
    • P - Prior Authorization -This drug is subject to prior authorization.
    • S - Step Therapy -This drug is subject to step therapy.
    • Q - Quantity Limits -This drug is subject to quantity limits. The actual quantity limit is shown as Q:Amount/Days. For Example: Q:6/28Days means the quantity limit is a quantity of 6 pills per 28 days. Q:90/365Days would mean that the plan limits this drug to 90 pills for the entire year.




(Chart Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid files: CMS Data October 2011 )

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, the Medicare Part D plan data changes over time and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. You should always verify cost and coverage information with your Part D plan provider.







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  • Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Our PDP-Compare.com and MA-Compare.com provide highlights of annual plan benefit changes.
  • The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan.
  • Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply.
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  • When enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan, you must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.
  • 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.
  • You must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. Members may enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan only during specific times of the year. Contact the Medicare plan for more information.
  • If you are enrolled in a Medicare plan with Part D prescription drug coverage, you may be eligible for financial Extra Help to assist with the payment of your prescription drug premiums and drug purchases. To see if you qualify for Extra Help, call: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov; the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users should call, 1-800-325-0778; or your state Medicaid Office.
  • Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.
  • 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.
  • Medicare beneficiaries may enroll through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at www.medicare.gov.
  • Medicare beneficiaries can file a complaint with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by calling 1-800-MEDICARE 24 hours a day/7 days or using the medicare.gov site. Beneficiaries can appoint a representative by submitting CMS Form-1696.