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From the CMS Document "My Health. My Medicare." - Things to Think about when You Compare Medicare Drug Coverage
To get Medicare coverage for your prescription drugs, you have two options. If you havethe Original Medicare Plan, you must choose and join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Or, you may be able to ch ...

Our 2012 Medicare.gov Plan Finder Tutorial is Now Online
We now have our 2012 Medicare.gov Plan Finder tutorial online featuring updated screens and site tips.  Our Medicare.gov Plan Finder tutorial is designed for people who are not frequent users of ...

South Dakota Division of Insurance Consumer Alert
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND REGULATION                                    ...

How do you choose a new Medicare Part D plan?
Help, I am trying to select a new Medicare Part D Plan and I need help!  How do you choose a Medicare Part D plan? This question is being asked by almost everyone who is faced, either for the fi ...

Can you search for a Medicare Part D plan by county and not just state?
Question:  I am looking for an AARP Medicare Part D plan that is available in Smith County, Texas.  Is it possible to search for a Medicare Part D plan just by county? No.  Stand-alo ...

Do we still have time to choose a 2013 Medicare plan?
The 2013 annual Open Enrollment Period (or Annual Election Period – AEP) continues for a few more days through Friday, December 7th.  During the 2013 Open Enrollment Period, you can joi ...

Will I save money if I enroll in a 2016 Medicare Part D plan that has a $0 initial deductible or a really low monthly premium?
Maybe.  The answer depends on your medication and healthcare needs.  Although many media sources still advise people to look at Medicare plans with low premiums and low deductibles, we sugge ...

Are there 2015 Medicare Advantage plan available that offer the Part D prescription drug coverage with a $0 monthly premium and no initial deductible?
Yes. There are quite a few Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage with a $0 deductible and a $0 monthly premium ($0/$0). The highest concentration of these plans a ...

Will I save money if I enroll in a 2013 Medicare Part D plan that has a $0 initial deductible or a really low monthly premium?
Maybe.  We usually suggest that people enroll in Medicare Part D prescription drug plan that provides the most affordable overall annual cost (monthly premiums + deductible + covered drug costs). ...

The PDP-Finder is designed to help you select a Medicare Part D Plan - sorted by Plan Features
Need help finding a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan? Try our Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Finder - PDP-Finder. PDP-Finder helps you search the 2014 Part D prescription drug plans i ...

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You still have time to choose a 2016 Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan.
The 2016 annual Fall Open Enrollment Period (or AEP) continues through midnight of Monday, December 7th. During the Open Enrollment Period, you can join, change, or drop your Medicare Part D or ...

Are there any 2016 Medicare Advantage plans available that offer prescription drug coverage and have a $0 monthly premium with no initial deductible?
Yes. There are quite a few Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage with a $0 deductible and a $0 monthly premium ($0/$0).  In fact in 2016, 1,191 counties (or county ...

I am new to Medicare and do not use any prescriptions, but don't want any future penalty, should I just join a Medicare Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan with the cheapest monthly premium?
Yes, or you may wish to consider a low premium $0 deductible plan. If you are not using any medications and just want to avoid the permanent late-enrollment premium penalty, you may want to join ...

Will I save money if I enroll in a 2016 Medicare Part D plan that has a $0 initial deductible or a really low monthly premium?
Maybe.  The answer depends on your medication and healthcare needs.  Although many media sources still advise people to look at Medicare plans with low premiums and low deductibles, we sugge ...

Our 2016 updated Medicare.gov Plan Finder Tutorial is Now Online
We now have our 2016 Medicare.gov Plan Finder tutorial online featuring updated screens and site tips. Our Medicare.gov Plan Finder tutorial is designed for people who are not frequent users of the ...

Are there 2015 Medicare Advantage plan available that offer the Part D prescription drug coverage with a $0 monthly premium and no initial deductible?
Yes. There are quite a few Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage with a $0 deductible and a $0 monthly premium ($0/$0). The highest concentration of these plans a ...

The PDP-Finder is designed to help you select a Medicare Part D Plan - sorted by Plan Features
Need help finding a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan? Try our Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Finder - PDP-Finder. PDP-Finder helps you search the 2014 Part D prescription drug plans i ...

Can you search for a Medicare Part D plan by county and not just state?
Question:  I am looking for an AARP Medicare Part D plan that is available in Smith County, Texas.  Is it possible to search for a Medicare Part D plan just by county? No.  Stand-alo ...

Do we still have time to choose a 2013 Medicare plan?
The 2013 annual Open Enrollment Period (or Annual Election Period – AEP) continues for a few more days through Friday, December 7th.  During the 2013 Open Enrollment Period, you can joi ...

Will I save money if I enroll in a 2013 Medicare Part D plan that has a $0 initial deductible or a really low monthly premium?
Maybe.  We usually suggest that people enroll in Medicare Part D prescription drug plan that provides the most affordable overall annual cost (monthly premiums + deductible + covered drug costs). ...


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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.
  • You must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. Members may enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan only during specific times of the year. Contact the Medicare plan for more information.
  • 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.
  • Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.
  • A Medicare Advantage Private Fee-for-Service plan (PFFS) is not a Medicare supplement plan. Providers who do not contract with the plan are not required to see you except in an emergency.
  • Disclaimer for Institutional Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone with Medicare who meets the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) level of care and resides in a nursing home.
  • Disclaimer for Dual Eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details.
  • Disclaimer for Chronic Condition Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone with Medicare who has been diagnosed with the plan specific Chronic Condition.
  • Medicare MSA Plans combine a high deductible Medicare Advantage Plan and a trust or custodial savings account (as defined and/or approved by the IRS). The plan deposits money from Medicare into the account. You can use this money to pay for your health care costs, but only Medicare-covered expenses count toward your deductible. The amount deposited is usually less than your deductible amount, so you generally have to pay out-of-pocket before your coverage begins.
  • Medicare MSA Plans do not cover prescription drugs. If you join a Medicare MSA Plan, you can also join any separate (stand-alone) Medicare Part D prescription drug plan
  • There are additional restrictions to join an MSA plan, and enrollment is generally for a full calendar year unless you meet certain exceptions. Those who disenroll during the calendar year will owe a portion of the account deposit back to the plan. Contact the plan provider for additional information.
  • Medicare beneficiaries may enroll through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at www.medicare.gov.
  • Medicare beneficiaries can file a complaint with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by calling 1-800-MEDICARE 24 hours a day/7 days or using the medicare.gov site. Beneficiaries can appoint a representative by submitting CMS Form-1696.