Medicare Rx Benefits

If you are eligible for Medicare, you can enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to help with the cost of prescription medications.  According to Medicare.gov:

“Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are offered by insurance companies and other private companies approved by Medicare. They add coverage to:

  • The Original Medicare Plan,
  • Some Medicare Cost Plans,
  • Some Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans, and
  • Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans.

“With a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan:

  • Generally, you will pay less for your prescriptions.
  • You get a plan member card after you enroll and use this card when you go to the pharmacy to get your prescriptions filled.
  • You pay any copayment, coinsurance, and/or deductible.”

Learn more about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans by contacting:

  • In-depth information on Medicare prescription drug program options, including help finding the best plan to fit your needs, is available through the Medicare website or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) (TTY users 1-877-486-2048).
  • SeniorNavigator, Virginia’s resource for health and aging, offers comprehensive information on Medicare prescription drug benefits.
  • Find out more about extra Social Security help available to those with limited income and resources — help which can cut prescription drug costs by thousands of dollars per year.  For details, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users 1-800-325-0778) or visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): CMS offers detailed information on the prescription drug plan, including how to bridge gaps in coverage.  Visit the CMS website or call 1-800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227).