People with Medicare benefits in Kansas have 28 Medicare Part D Plans available to them in 2015. Choose carefully, and don’t settle on a Part D plan until you know that your most expensive medications are covered at a price you can afford. You find this information in the formulary.
2015 Medicare Part D Donut Hole
If you have expensive prescriptions, chances are that you will reach the Medicare coverage gap (aka, donut hole) on your plan. The good news is that the coverage gap is shrinking, and soon it will be gone completely. Until the donut hole is gone for good, you can save money on prescriptions that are not covered by downloading a Pharmacy Discount Card or coupons. We recommend GoodRx.com.
Kansas Medicare Advantage Plans Include Prescription Drug Coverage
Medicare realizes that one type of plan does not suit everyone. That’s why there are two ways to get help with your prescriptions. The Part D plans above work with Original Medicare. That’s one way. The second way to get help paying for your prescriptions is through one of the Kansas Medicare Advantage Plans that include Part D.
Part D Plans and Medicare Supplements Work Together
The new healthcare law did not change the coverage you get from Medicare for major medical. Even with the new health care law, Medicare only covers 80 percent of the hospital and doctor bills incurred by most seniors in the great state of Kansas, leaving you to handle the rest. MedicareWire.com makes it easy to find the lowest price on the Kansas Medicare Supplement, commonly called a Medigap plan, you want. All Medigap plans are 100% compatible with the prescription drug plans listed above.
Kansas Medicaid and Your Medicare Part D
Kansas seniors who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible) may be enrolled in a Kansas Medicare Prescription Drug Plan automatically, as well as Social Security’s Extra Help program. Extra Help pays for most of the costs of your prescriptions if you meet the eligibility requirements. Even if you qualify, the dual eligible option may not suit your needs. In this case, enroll in the prescription drug plan of your choice. If you qualified for Medicaid before you were eligible for Medicare, contact the your local Medicaid office.