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|base beneficiary premium|
|The base beneficiary premium is the premium amount set by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services annually as being the average premium available from PDP plans nationally. This amount may be more or less than the premium amount set for the PDP plan you select.
|The person, persons or entity designated to receive benefits from an insurance policy.
|Another name for coverage. For example, in a Medicare Part D plan, prescription drug costs that are paid for by your insurance plan are your benefits, or coverage.
|Percentage of covered expenses the plan pays after the deductible.
|A benefit period begins the first day you stay in a hospital or skilled nursing facility and ends when you have been out of the hospital or skilled nursing facility for 60 days in a row. If you go into the facility after one benefit period has ended, a new benefit period begins. There is no limit to the number of benefit periods you can have.
|bonus drug list|
|An additional list of commonly used prescription drugs that are not covered by Medicare Part D like Alphrazolam, Lorazepam, and Temazepam, but are included in the UnitedHealth Rx plans.
|brand name drugs|
|Pharmaceutical companies hold patents on the drugs that they develop for a certain amount of time, these drugs are sold under a trademarked brand name.