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PDP-Facts: 2017 Medicare Part D Plan Statistics -
    Region (State) and National

Select a state to review the 2017 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Statistics per State.
AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME
MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC
SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY

National Statistics:
  2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2017 National Medicare Part D Plan Statistics*
and Averages per Region
Statistic 2017 Change 17-16 2016 Change 16-15 2015
Total Number of Part D Drug Plans 746 -140 886 -115 1001
Average Nbr of Part D Plans per Region 22 -4 26 -3 29
Nbr of Enhanced (EA) Plans 387 -61 448 -99 547
Avg. Enhanced Plans per Region 11 -2 13 -3 16
Nbr of Basic (BA, DS, AE) Plans 359 -79 438 -16 454
Avg. Nbr of Basic Plans per Region 11 -2 13 0 13
Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans 280 -10 290 -130 420
Avgerage Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans per Region 8 -1 9 -3 12
$0 Deductible Plans (percentage) 38% 5% 33% -9% 42%
Number of Plans with a Premium under $25 120 37 83 -22 105
Avg Nbr of Plans - Premium < $25 4 2 2 -1 3
Percentage of Plans with a Premium under $25 16% 7% 9% -1% 10%
Lowest Cost PDP (Premium) $14.60 $3.20 $11.40 $-1.20 $12.60
Highest Cost PDP (Premium) $179.00 $4.30 $174.70 $2.80 $171.90
Average PDP Premium (Cost) $51.96 $-1.87 $53.83 $0.69 $53.14
% Change in Avg. PDP Costs -- -3% -- 1% --
Avg. Weighted PDP Premium** $42.70 $4.13 $38.57 $1.89 $36.68
% Change Weighted Avg. PDP Costs** -- 11% -- 5% --
Number of PDPs with Any Gap Coverage in the Gap (Donut Hole) 242 43 199 -62 261
Percentage of PDPs with Any Gap Coverage 32% 10% 22% -4% 26%
Lowest Cost PDP with Any Gap Coverage
View coverage type / premium details
$17.70 $-11.50 $29.20 $-18.60 $47.80
Number of LIS PDPs
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
231 14 217 -66 283
Nbr of Unique LIS Qualified Plans
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
16 0 16 -3 19
Number of PDPs with Premium Decrease 301 -44 345 -209 554
Number of PDPs with No Premium Change 26 -17 43 13 30
Number of PDPs with Premium Increase 348 -253 601 106 495
Percentage of People with a Premium Increase 64.9% -12.1% 77% 11% 66%
Weighted Average Increase for People with a Premium Increase $8.06 $0.66 $7.40 $0.77 $6.63


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 2017
H/LStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
LowSCEnvisionRxPlus (PDP)$14.60$270.00No Gap CoverageBasic
HighCOAnthem Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP)$179.00$0.00YesEnhanced
   
    The chart above shows the details of the least expensive and most
    expensive plans available for 2017.

Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2016 and how the plan changes in 2017
H/LYearStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
Low2016ARSilverScript Choice (PDP)$11.40$0.00No Gap CoverageBasic
  2017ARSilverScript Choice (PDP)$15.70$0.00NoBasic
High2016FLBlueMedicare Rx-Option 2 (PDP)$174.70$0.00YesEnhanced
  2017FLBlueMedicare Rx-Option 2 (PDP)$172.00$0.00YesEnhanced
   
    The chart above details the least (and most) expensive plan in 2016 and
    plan features and costs should you stay in the same plan in 2017.

Gap Coverage Types and Minimum Premium for 2017 Part D Plans
2017 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNumber
of Plans
Minimum
Premium
No Gap Coverage504$14.60
No34$17.70
Yes208$27.30
2016 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNumber
of Plans
Minimum
Premium
No Gap Coverage687$11.40
Yes199$29.20
    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 2017, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 49% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 60% 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
2017 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)S5810
Basic Blue Rx (PDP)S6986
Blue Cross MedicareRx Basic (PDP)S5715
Blue MedicareRx Value (PDP)S6506
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)S5617
EnvisionRxPlus (PDP)S7694
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5660
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5983
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5884
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5552
Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)S4607
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP)S5743
SilverScript Choice (PDP)S5601
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)S0522
WellCare Classic (PDP)S4802
2016 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)S5810
Blue Cross MedicareRx Basic (PDP)S5715
Blue MedicareRx Value (PDP)S6506
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)S5617
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (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
Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)S4607
SilverScript Choice (PDP)S5601
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)S0522
WellCare Classic (PDP)S5967
WellCare Simple (PDP)S4802
WellCare Simple (PDP)S2505
    Note: Click heading above to see plan details in California or choose your state.
               Please note, not all plans are available in every state.



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