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How will the Inflation Reduction Act affect Medicare enrollees?
Under the new law, Medicare beneficiaries will see a series of prescription drug-pricing provisions phased in – mostly over the next several years
Which Medicare Part D prescription drug plan should I choose?
Factors to consider when choosing your part D coverage include the total cost (premium plus out-of-pocket costs) and whether you prefer Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage.
8 ways to cut your prescription drug costs
But prescription drugs – and drug coverage – can be less expensive if you're willing to do a little research and to reach out for help. Here are eight strategies that will empower you to take control of your drug coverage and your medication costs.
A Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) – or “stand-alone prescription drug plan” – is one of two main ways Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare coverage for prescription drugs.
The Medicare Part D benefit is offered through private insurers, either as a stand-alone Part D plan (PDP) or a Medicare Advantage plan that has prescription drug benefits (MAPD). As of 2019, about 46 percent of Part D enrollees are enrolled in a PDP and another 39 percent have an MAPD.
A PDP can be purchased by beneficiaries with Original Medicare coverage (with or without a Medigap plan) and – in some cases – by Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries who don’t have a prescription drug benefit included in their MA plan.
Read our overview of Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.