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 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).
  • 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).

Last Updated on July 12, 2022