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2012 Medicare Part D Plan Formulary Information
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Formulary Drugs Starting with the Letter S

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Drugs Starting with Letter S

Drug Name
Drug Tier Information Cost-Sharing Drug
Usage
Mgmt
Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
SANCUSO TRANSDERMAL SYSTEM 3.1MG/24HRS 1 PATCH CRTN   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P Q:4
/30Days
SANDIMMUNE 100MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
SANDIMMUNE 100MG/ML TUBEX   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
SANDIMMUNE 25MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
SANDOSTATIN LAR 10MG KIT   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SANDOSTATIN LAR 20MG KIT   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SANDOSTATIN LAR 30MG KIT   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SAPHRIS 10mg/1 6 CASE in 1 CARTON / 1 BLISTER PACK in 1 CASE / 10 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK   3 Non-Preferred Brand Drugs $95.00$261.25None
SAPHRIS 5mg/1 6 CASE in 1 CARTON / 1 BLISTER PACK in 1 CASE / 10 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK   3 Non-Preferred Brand Drugs $95.00$261.25None
SAVELLA TABLETS 100MG 60 COUNT BOT   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:60
/30Days
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SAVELLA TABLETS 12.5MG 60 COUNT BOT   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SAVELLA TABLETS 25MG 60 COUNT BOT   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SAVELLA TABLETS TITRATION PACK KIT 12.5;25;50MG;MG;MG 55 COUNT PKGCOM   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SAVELLA TALBETS 50MG 60 COUNT BOT   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SELEGILINE HCL 5MG CAPSULE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
Selegiline Hydrochloride 5mg/1 60 TABLET in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SELENIUM SULFIDE 2.5mg/100mL 118 mL in 1 BOTTLE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SELZENTRY 150mg/1 60 TABLET, FILM COATED in 1 BOTTLE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/ANone
SELZENTRY 300mg/1 60 TABLET, FILM COATED in 1 BOTTLE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/ANone
SENSIPAR 30MG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SENSIPAR 60MG TABLET   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/ANone
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SENSIPAR 90MG TABLET   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/ANone
SEREVENT DIS AER 50MCG   3 Non-Preferred Brand Drugs $95.00$261.25Q:60
/30Days
SEROMYCIN 250mg/250mg 40 CAPSULE in 1 BOTTLE / 250 mg in 1 CAPSULE   3 Non-Preferred Brand Drugs $95.00$261.25None
SEROQUEL TABLETS EXTENDED RELEASE 150MG 100 CRTN   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:30
/30Days
SEROQUEL TABLETS EXTENDED RELEASE 200MG 100 X 200 MG CRTN   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:30
/30Days
SEROQUEL TABLETS EXTENDED RELEASE 400MG 100 X 400 MG CRTN   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:90
/30Days
SEROQUEL TABLETS EXTENDED RELEASE 50MG 100 TABS CRTN   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:120
/30Days
SEROQUEL XR 300MG TABLET 60X300MG BOT   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:90
/30Days
SERTRALINE HCL 100MG TABLET (30 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SERTRALINE HCL 25 MG TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:45
/30Days
SERTRALINE HCL 50MG TABLET (30 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:45
/30Days
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SERTRALINE HYDROCHLORIDE ORAL CONCENTRATE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SEVELAMER CARBONATE 26.7 MG/ML ORAL SUSPENSION [RENVELA]   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SEVELAMER CARBONATE 40 MG/ML ORAL SUSPENSION [RENVELA]   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
Silenor 3mg/1 30 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
Silenor 6mg/1 30 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 1% CRM   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SIMCOR 500MG-20MG TABLET MULTIPHASIC RELEASE 24HR   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SIMCOR 750MG-20MG TABLET MULTIPHASIC RELEASE 24HR   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SIMCOR TABLETS EXTENDED RELEASE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SIMCOR TABLETS EXTENDED RELEASE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
Simvastatin 10mg/1 30 TABLET, FILM COATED in 1 BOTTLE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:45
/30Days
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SIMVASTATIN 20MG TABLET 10000 BOT   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:45
/30Days
SIMVASTATIN 40MG TABLET (500 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:45
/30Days
Simvastatin 5mg/1   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:45
/30Days
SIMVASTATIN 80MG TABLET (1000 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SINGULAIR 10MG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SINGULAIR 4MG GRANULES   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SINGULAIR 4MG TABLET CHEW   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SINGULAIR 5MG TABLET CHEW   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SOD POLY SUL SUS 15GM/60   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.45% TUBEX   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
Sodium Chloride 3g/100mL   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
Sodium Chloride 900mg/100mL 9 BOTTLE, PLASTIC in 1 CASE / 1500 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
Sodium Chloride 9g/1000mL 4 BAG in 1 PACKAGE / 100 mL in 1 BAG   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION USP 5%   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SODIUM CL 2.5 MEQ/ML VIAL   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOLARAZE 3% GEL   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SOLIA 0.15-0.03 TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOLU CORTEF INJECTION   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SOMATULINE 60 MG/0.2 ML SYRING   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
Somatuline Depot 90mg/0.3mL 1 POUCH in 1 CARTON / 1 SYRINGE in 1 POUCH / 0.3 mL in 1 SYRINGE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SOMAVERT 10MG VIAL   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SOMAVERT 15MG VIAL   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SOMAVERT 20MG VIAL   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SORINE SOLTALOL HCL TABLETS 240MG 100 BOXUD   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SORINE SOTALOL HCL TABLETS 120MG 100 BOXUD   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SORINE SOTALOL HCL TABLETS 160MG 100 BOXUD   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SORINE SOTALOL HCL TABLETS 80MG 100 BOXUD   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOTALOL HCL 120MG TABLET 100 BOT   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOTALOL HCL 160MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOTALOL HCL 80MG TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOTALOL HCL TABLET 240MG   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOTRET 10MG CAPSULE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOTRET 20MG CAPSULE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SOTRET 30MG CAPSULE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SOTRET 40MG CAPSULE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SPIRIVA 18MCG CP-HANDIHALER 90 (9 X 10) BLPK   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:30
/30Days
SPIRONOLACTONE 100MG TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SPIRONOLACTONE 25MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SPIRONOLACTONE 50MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SPIRONOLACTONE/HCTZ TABLET 25-25MG (500 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SPRINTEC 0.25-0.035 TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SPRYCEL 100mg/1 1 BOTTLE in 1 CARTON / 30 TABLET in 1 BOTTLE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SPRYCEL 140mg/1 1 BOTTLE in 1 CARTON / 30 TABLET in 1 BOTTLE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SPRYCEL 20MG TABLET   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SPRYCEL 50MG TABLET   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SPRYCEL 70MG TABLET   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SPRYCEL 80mg/1 1 BOTTLE in 1 CARTON / 30 TABLET in 1 BOTTLE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SRONYX 0.1-0.02 TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SSD Cream 10g/1000g 85 g in 1 TUBE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
STAGESIC 5MG-500MG CAPSULE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
STALEVO 100 TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
STALEVO 125/200 MG/MG TABLETS   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
STALEVO 150 TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
STALEVO 18.75/75 MG/MG TABLETS   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
STALEVO 200 50-200-200 TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
STALEVO 50 TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
STAVUDINE CAPSULES 15MG 60 BOT   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
STAVUDINE CAPSULES 20MG 60 BOT   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
STAVUDINE CAPSULES 30MG 60 BOT   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
STAVUDINE CAPSULES 40MG 60 BOT   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
STAVUDINE SOL 1MG/ML   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
STRATTERA 100MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
STRATTERA 10MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
STRATTERA 18MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
STRATTERA 25MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
STRATTERA 40MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
STRATTERA 60MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
STRATTERA 80MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
STREPTOMYCIN FOR INJECTION 1GM/VIL   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
Suboxone 2; 0.5mg/1; mg/1 30 POUCH in 1 CARTON / 1 FILM, SOLUBLE in 1 POUCH   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
Suboxone 8; 2mg/1; mg/1 30 POUCH in 1 CARTON / 1 FILM, SOLUBLE in 1 POUCH   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
SUCRAID 8500[iU]/mL   3 Non-Preferred Brand Drugs $95.00$261.25None
SUCRALFATE 1GM TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULFACETAMIDE 10% EYE OINTMENT   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
Sulfacetamide Sodium 100mg/mL 118 mL in 1 BOTTLE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION USP 10% 15 ML BOT   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULFACETAMIDE-PREDNISOLONE 10-0.25% DROPS   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SULFADIAZINE 500MG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim 200; 40mg/5mL; mg/5mL 473 mL in 1 BOTTLE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE W/TMP 800-160MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE W/TMP VIAL 80MG-16ML 10 X 10ML VIAL   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM TABLET 400-80MG (500 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULFASALAZINE 500MG TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULFAZINE EC 500MG TABLET DELAYED RELEASE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULINDAC 150MG TABLET (100 CT)   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SULINDAC 200MG TABLET   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50None
SUMATRIPTAN   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:10
/30Days
Sumatriptan Succinate 6mg/0.5mL 2 SYRINGE in 1 PACKAGE / 0.5 mL in 1 SYRINGE   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:10
/30Days
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE INJECTION 4MG/0.5ML 0.5 ML VIALSD   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:10
/30Days
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE TABLETS 100MG 9 BOXUD   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:9
/30Days
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE TABLETS 25MG 9 BOX   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:9
/30Days
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE TABLETS 50MG 9 (3 CARDS OF 3) BOX   1 Generic Drugs $7.00$10.50Q:9
/30Days
SUPRAX 100MG/5ML SUSPENSION RECONSTITUTED ORAL 50ML BOT   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SUPRAX 200MG/5ML SUSPENSION RECONSTITUTED ORAL   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SUPRAX 400 MG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SUSTIVA 200MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SUSTIVA 50MG CAPSULE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SUSTIVA 600MG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SUTENT 12.5MG CAPSULE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SUTENT 25mg/1 28 CAPSULE in 1 BOTTLE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SUTENT 50MG CAPSULE   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SYLATRON 296 MCG KIT 1 KIT in 1 CARTON   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SYLATRON 444 MCG KIT 1 KIT in 1 CARTON   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SYLATRON 888 MCG KIT 1 KIT in 1 CARTON   4 Specialty Tier Drugs 25%N/AP
SYMBICORT 160-4.5MCG HFA AEROSOL WITH ADAPTER   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:11
/30Days
SYMBICORT 80-4.5MCG HFA AEROSOL WITH ADAPTER 60 INHL   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25Q:11
/30Days
SYMLIN 0.6MG/ML VIAL   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
SYMLINPEN 120 1000MCG/ML PEN INJECTOR   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
SYMLINPEN 60 1000MCG/ML PEN INJECTOR   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25P
SYNAREL 2MG/ML NASAL SPRAY   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SYNTHROID 100MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 112 MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 125MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
Synthroid 137ug/1 90 TABLET in 1 BOTTLE   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 150MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 175MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 200MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 25MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 300MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 50MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYNTHROID 75MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
Drug Name Tier
Nbr.
Tier
Description
30-Day
Preferred
Pharm
90-Day
Mail
Order
Drug
Usage
Mgmt
SYNTHROID 88 MCG TABLET   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None
SYPRINE 250MG CAPSULE (100 CT)   2 Preferred Brand Drugs $45.00$101.25None

Chart Legend:

Below are a few notes to help you understand the above 2012 Medicare Part D CVS Caremark Value (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 $320 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 $2930) at a "Preferred" network pharmacy. In most cases, the "Preferred" network and network pharmacy pricing are the same. However, for example on the 2012 Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan the cost-sharing 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 September 2012 )

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.
  • We make every effort to show all available Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plans in your service area. However, since our data is provided by Medicare, it is possible that this may not be a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov.
  • 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.