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Guide to Medicare Part D

On January 1, 2006, Medicare benefits expanded into the world of prescription drug coverage. This new benefit, often called "Part D," is highly technical and complex. We've designed this website to help you better understand how to make Part D work for you.Getting Started - the Basics What is Medicare prescription drug coverage? Who is eligible for Part D coverage? more...

Guide to Medicare Part D: Appeals

This page is part of our Guide to Medicare Part D. See Medicare Part D Appeals [PDF], a guide to navigating the Medicare private drug plan appeals process, produced by the Medicare Rights Center.To make your first Appeal, you must submit a written request to your Part D plan. The written coverage determination is needed before the appeals process may begin.   Your first Appeal is called a Redetermination.  more...

Guide to Medicare Part D: Can I Change Plans?

This page is part of our Guide to Medicare Part D. If you enrolled in a Part D plan that you are not happy with or if the plan is not meeting your prescription and other medical needs, you may be able to change from one plan to another, but only during certain times. You don't need to cancel your old Medicare drug plan or send them anything. (Your old Medicare drug coverage will end when your new drug plan begins).You can join, switch, or drop a Medicare drug plan at these times: more...

Guide to Medicare Part D: Can I Get My Prescription Filled At a Pharmacy That Is Not Within my Part D Plan's Network?

This page is part of our Guide to Medicare Part D. Each plan has a list of participating pharmacies. You should always try tostay within the network of participating pharmacies.You may be able to obtain your drug from a non-network pharmacy, BUT ONLY IF: You cannot reasonably be expected to obtain your drug at a network pharmacy, And You do not use a non-network pharmacy on a regular basis.Otherwise, your Part D plan can refuse to cover your prescription at a non-network pharmacy. more...

Guide to Medicare Part D: How Do I Enroll For Part D Coverage?

This page is part of our Guide to Medicare Part D. First, make a list of your drugs and dosages, as well as your preferred pharmacy. After you have completed this step, you are ready to enroll. There are several ways to enroll:Visit the official Medicare enrollment site on the web and enroll on-line in a Part D Plan. OR more...

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