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2024 Medicare Part D Outlook

The 2024 defined standard Medicare Part D prescription drug plan parameters will be released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in early 2023 and will be available on this page along with 2024 tool links, news articles and other 2024 plan year information.

2024 defined standard Medicare Part D prescription drug plan coverage parameters

Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases the Part D benefit parameters for the "Defined Standard Benefit" plan and the Low-Income Subsidy benefits. Medicare Part D plans use these benefit parameters to determine drug plan coverage for the next plan year.

You can use these parameters as a possible preview of how your Medicare Part D plan coverage may change in January, 2024. Actual plan options and benefit details will be available for your review beginning October 1, 2023.

Preliminary information will be available at the end of February, 2023.

Chart comparing 2020 through 2024 defined standard Medicare Part D prescription drug plan parameters

Preliminary information will be available at the end of February, 2023.

Click here to see a comparison of plan parameters for all years since 2006

Medicare Part D standard benefit trends 2006 to 2024

Preliminary information will be available at the end of February, 2023.

Federal Poverty Level Guidelines: LIS Qualifications

The LIS qualifications using the 2023 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) guidelines are shown below. The 2023 FPL guidelines will be used for determining LIS qualifications at the beginning of the 2024 plan year.

Beginning in 2024, full-LIS will be increased to 150% of FPL and partial-LIS will be eliminated.

If your income is below 150% of the FPL ($21,870 if you are single or $29,580 for married couples), you could qualify for the full Low-Income Subsidy (resource limits also apply - see chart above). Remember, the LIS subsidy helps to pay both your monthly plan premiums and drug costs.

Learn more in our article, 2023 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (FPL): 2023/2024 LIS Qualifications and Benefits.

2023 Full Low-Income Subsidy Income Requirements (135% of FPL)
in Family
48 Contiguous
States & D.C.

Click here for additional family member figures and for partial-LIS figures.   Learn more about the Extra-Help program.

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2024 Medicare Part D Plan Reminder Service

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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.
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  • 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.
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