What if I get prescription drug coverage from TRICARE, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), or the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)?
As long as they still qualify, most people keep their TRICARE, VA, or FEHBP prescription drug coverage.
Contact your benefits administrator or your insurer for information about your TRICARE, VA, or FEHBP coverage before making any changes. It will almost always be to your advantage to keep your current coverage without any changes. However, in some cases, adding Medicare prescription drug coverage can provide you with extra coverage and, sometimes, lower Copayments.
If you lose your TRICARE, VA, or FEHBP coverage and your Medicare drug coverage begins within 63 days, in most cases, you won't have to pay a Penalty.
(Primary Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare and You Handbook. This content may have been enhanced by Q1Group LLC to include further examples, explanations, and links.)
Medicare Supplements fill the gaps in your Original Medicare