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How can I find out if I will reach my Medicare Part D plan's Donut Hole or Coverage Gap?
Here are 5 ways to see how close you are to your Donut Hole or Coverage Gap. Reminder about the Donut Hole "closing": Although we say that the Donut Hole "closed" in 2020 since you receive a . . .
Will my Medicare Part D prescription drug plan notify me if the plan's formulary changes?
Maybe, depending on the type of formulary change.(1) No notice of a formulary change when replacing a brand-name drug with a new generic.Your Medicare drug plan (stand-alone Medicare Part D plan or Me . . .
I read that my negotiated retail prescription drug costs go toward meeting my Initial Coverage Limit before reaching my Medicare Part D plan's Donut Hole, but is this the normal retail drug cost or the total cost in my Explanation of Benefits letter?
The retail cost in your Explanation of Benefits letter. Your Medicare Part D plan's negotiated retail prescription drug cost can be (and usually is) different than the retail price that your pha . . .
I never got a report from my Part D plan showing how close I am to the Donut Hole. Shouldn't I be getting a summary of my prescription drug spending?
Yes, you should receive regular statements on your prescription spending.Medicare Part D plans send out a monthly "Explanation of Benefits" (or EOB) letters to all of their members. The EOB lett . . .
Is there a difference between my Medicare plan's Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC)?
Yes. Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a monthly statement that your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (or Medicare Advantage plan) will send you to explain your year-to-date Medicare . . .
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PDP-Facts: 2021 Medicare Part D plan Facts & Figures
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PDP-Compare: 2020/2021 Medicare Part D plan changes
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