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Am I allowed to use a Drug Discount Program instead of my Medicare Part D plan?
Yes.  Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is voluntary and, if you find a cheaper place to purchase medications, then you are permitted buy your medications without using your Medicare Pa . . .

Will my VA health benefits work with my Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage?
Yes.  VA prescription drug coverage can work together with a Medicare Part D plan. If you are entitled to VA health benefits, your coverage will not change when you are eligible for Medicare.& . . .

How will my Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) work with my Medicare prescription drug coverage?
If you get Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), your coverage will not change. If you decide that your Federal Employee Health Benefits drug coverage meets your needs, you can choose not to join a . . .

What do I need to know if I have drug coverage from TRICARE, the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), or the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB)?
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 FE . . .

What should I do if I have drug coverage through an employer or union and will also get the extra help with my drug costs?
If you have drug coverage through an employer or union and will also get the extra help paying for your drug costs, talk to your employer/union or the benefits administrator of your employer or u . . .

Will I be able to use my drug store drug discount card (not a Medicare-approved drug discount card) with a Medicare drug plan?
Only very few types of drug plans (such as VA or TRICARE coverage) work together with a Medicare Part D plan - and, in general, drug store discount cards or private drug discount plans usually cannot . . .

Can I use a Drug Discount card with my Medicare Advantage plan or are these programs excluded from people with Medicare?
Yes - you may be able to use the card.  But no - the card will not work with your Medicare Advantage plan.  And yes, the card may have "fine print" that excludes Medicare beneficiaries from . . .

Will my employer retiree drug coverage work with my Medicare prescription drug coverage?
Maybe.  But ... it is possible that your Employer (or Union) Healthcare plan will not work together with a Medicare plan - and you will not be able to add supplemental Medicare Part D drug covera . . .

Can I use my Medicare Part D plan with a network pharmacy that always offers lower retail prices.
Yes.  If a network pharmacy's retail price for a formulary prescription is lower than your Medicare Part D plan's negotiated retail price, and you are using co-insurance (for example you pay 25% . . .

How will my other prescription drug assistance program work with my Medicare prescription drug coverage?
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans may work together with certain drug assistance programs, but in general, a person eligible for Medicare is not able to use both their Medicare Part D plan and a . . .

Newest FAQs in Category
Can I use a Drug Discount card with my Medicare Advantage plan or are these programs excluded from people with Medicare?
Yes - you may be able to use the card.  But no - the card will not work with your Medicare Advantage plan.  And yes, the card may have "fine print" that excludes Medicare beneficiaries from . . .

Am I allowed to use a Drug Discount Program instead of my Medicare Part D plan?
Yes.  Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is voluntary and, if you find a cheaper place to purchase medications, then you are permitted buy your medications without using your Medicare Pa . . .

Can I use my Medicare Part D plan with a network pharmacy that always offers lower retail prices.
Yes.  If a network pharmacy's retail price for a formulary prescription is lower than your Medicare Part D plan's negotiated retail price, and you are using co-insurance (for example you pay 25% . . .

Will I be able to use my drug store drug discount card (not a Medicare-approved drug discount card) with a Medicare drug plan?
Only very few types of drug plans (such as VA or TRICARE coverage) work together with a Medicare Part D plan - and, in general, drug store discount cards or private drug discount plans usually cannot . . .

What is the Lower Cash Price Policy?
Update from 2016: The Lower Cash Price policy has been incorporated into the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual, Chapter 14 and is now somewhat limited in effect.  You can read more he . . .

How will my other prescription drug assistance program work with my Medicare prescription drug coverage?
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans may work together with certain drug assistance programs, but in general, a person eligible for Medicare is not able to use both their Medicare Part D plan and a . . .

What do I need to know if I have drug coverage from TRICARE, the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), or the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB)?
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 FE . . .

Will my VA health benefits work with my Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage?
Yes.  VA prescription drug coverage can work together with a Medicare Part D plan. If you are entitled to VA health benefits, your coverage will not change when you are eligible for Medicare.& . . .

How will my Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) work with my Medicare prescription drug coverage?
If you get Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), your coverage will not change. If you decide that your Federal Employee Health Benefits drug coverage meets your needs, you can choose not to join a . . .

What should I do if I have drug coverage through an employer or union and will also get the extra help with my drug costs?
If you have drug coverage through an employer or union and will also get the extra help paying for your drug costs, talk to your employer/union or the benefits administrator of your employer or u . . .






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