We found 26 Medicare Part D Plans in Alabama.
- The average A premium is an amount that an insurance policyholder must pay for coverage. Premiums are typically paid on a monthly basis. In the federal Medicare program, there are four different types of premiums. is $51.07 per month, however the lowest premium is just $6.50.
- The average drug plan A deductible is an amount a beneficiary must pay for their health care expenses before the health insurance policy begins to pay its share. is $367 per year, but 5 plans have a zero-dollar deductible.
- Medicare rated 19% of all plans available in Alabama 4 stars or higher.
- There are 10 basic benefit plans and 16 enhanced benefit plans.
- A total of 7 plans offer full Social Security's Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) program helps Medicare beneficiaries pay for their Medicare Part D prescription drugs by paying some of the costs. Also known as "Extra Help", beneficiaries who qualify for LIS receive premium... (LIS) for those who qualify.
- There are 2 plans that have additional coverage in the coverage gap phase (aka, "donut hole").
Alabama Medicare Part D Plans
|AARP MedicareRx Preferred||$97.40||$0||Enhanced||No||No||Yes|
|AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus||$31.90||$480||Basic||Yes||No||No|
|AARP MedicareRx Walgreens||$29.30||$310||Enhanced||No||No||No|
|BlueRx Enhanced Plus||$144.10||$0||Enhanced||No||No||No|
|Cigna Essential Rx||$30.00||$480||Enhanced||No||No||No|
|Cigna Extra Rx||$57.00||$100||Enhanced||No||Yes||Yes|
|Cigna Secure Rx||$30.20||$480||Basic||Yes||No||No|
|Clear Spring Health Premier Rx||$16.30||$480||Enhanced||No||No||No|
|Clear Spring Health Value Rx||$28.20||$480||Basic||Yes||No||No|
|Farm Bureau Essential Rx||$88.40||$480||Basic||No||No||No|
|Farm Bureau Select Rx||$100.20||$0||Enhanced||No||No||Yes|
|Humana Basic Rx Plan||$31.30||$480||Basic||Yes||No||No|
|Humana Premier Rx Plan||$74.90||$480||Enhanced||No||No||Yes|
|Humana Walmart Value Rx Plan||$22.70||$480||Enhanced||No||No||No|
|Mutual of Omaha Rx Plus||$87.90||$480||Basic||No||No||No|
|Mutual of Omaha Rx Premier||$35.90||$480||Enhanced||No||No||Yes|
|Wellcare Medicare Rx Value Plus||$68.90||$0||Enhanced||No||No||No|
|Wellcare Value Script||$12.90||$480||Enhanced||No||No||Yes|
The Four Phases of Every Alabama Medicare Part D Plan
Part D prescription drug plans help Alabama's Medicare beneficiaries pay for their prescriptions. If you're new to Medicare, you may not be familiar with how Medicare Part D Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare are the remaining costs that are not covered by the beneficiary's health insurance plan. These costs can come from the beneficiary's monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. work. So, let's start with the four cost-sharing phases.
The Deductible is the First Phase
The deductible is the amount that you pay before your Medicare Part D plan begins paying its share of the costs. So, if you enroll in a 2022 prescription drug plan with a $480 deductible, you'll spend $480 out-of-pocket before cost-sharing coverage begins. Most Medicare Part D plans have a deductible, but some Medicare Part D plans exclude Tier 1 drugs from the deductible, giving immediate coverage on most generic medications.
The Initial Coverage Limit is the Second Phase
The Part D ICL (Initial Coverage Limit) for 2022 is $4.430. During the ICL phase, your Part D plan will cover the majority of your prescription costs. If your prescription costs exceed $4,430 you go into the coverage gap phase ("donut hole")
The Third Phase is a Coverage Gap
After your 2022 gross drug costs have reached $4,330, you will enter the A period of time in which you pay higher cost-sharing for prescription drugs until you spend enough to qualify for catastrophic coverage. phase. This is where you will pay 25% of your medication's retail cost. While the price of A generic drug is a prescription medication that has the same active ingredient formula as a brand-name drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than brand-name drugs. might not be much different, what you pay for brand-name drugs will be higher (because you're paying 25% of the full price). This will continue until you reach $7,050 in True Out Of Pocket Costs (TrOOP).
Some plans offer additional gap coverage, so look for it on the plan information pages.
The Fourth Phase is Catastrophic Coverage
Once you've spent $7,050 out-of-pocket in 2022 you are out of the coverage gap phase and will receive catastrophic coverage. This happens automatically and ensures that you only pay a small amount for all covered drugs for the remainder of the year.
The out-of-pocket costs that help you get catastrophic coverage include:
- Your plan's deductible;
- What you paid during the Once you have met your yearly deductible, you will pay a copayment or coinsurance for each covered drug until you reach the initial coverage limit. You will then enter your plan’s coverage gap (aka, “donut... period;
- Most of the full cost of brand-name drugs (and the manufacturer’s discount) purchased in the coverage gap;
- The amount paid by others, including family members, most charities, and other persons on your behalf; and
- The amount paid by State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (SPAPs), AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, and the Indian Health Service.
Choose Your Part D Plan with Care
Choose from the available Part D Medicare plans 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. This information is available in the plan's A formulary is a list of prescription drugs covered by a prescription drug plan or another insurance plan offering prescription drug benefits. Medications not on a plan's formulary are generally not covered.. You'll find links to the formulary information, pharmacy information, and the customer service phone number on each PDP page (above).
CRITICAL: The best Medicare Part D Plans for you can only be determined by factoring in what you can afford, your regular prescriptions, and your health. A bit of time spent on research will pay off in the long run.
Medicare Part D is Included in Most Medicare Advantage Plans
There's more than one way to get prescription drug coverage with your Medicare benefits. The first way is by enrolling in one of the Medicare Part D plans are an option Medicare beneficiaries can use to get prescription drug coverage. Part D plans provide cost-sharing on covered medications in four different phases: deductible, initial coverage, coverage gap, and catastrophic. Each... available in Alabama. The second way is to get prescription coverage through one of the many Alabama Medicare Advantage Plans that include Part D benefits. Most Medicare Advantage (MA), also known as Medicare Part C, are health plans from private insurance companies that are available to people eligible for Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B). available in Alabama include Part D as an additional benefit.
Using Medicare Supplemental Insurance with Part D
Medicare does not pay for all of your hospitalization and medical bills. In fact, Original Medicare is private fee-for-service health insurance for people on Medicare. It has two parts. Part A is hospital coverage. Part B is medical coverage. only covers about 80 percent of your major medical costs. We keep an up-to-date directory of Alabama Medigap Plans, also called Medicare Supplements are additional insurance policies that Medicare beneficiaries can purchase to cover the gaps in their Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B) health insurance coverage., with the tools you need to find the best price and coverage. Medicare Part D plans are fully compatible with Alabama Medigap plans.
Alabama Medicaid and Your Medicare Part D
In Alabama, if you are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (aka, "dual eligible" or "Medi-Medi") you will automatically be enrolled in a Alabama Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and the Social Security Extra Help program. Extra Help pays for most of the costs of your prescriptions if you meet the eligibility requirements. You may also enroll in a plan of your own choosing that better meets your needs. If you qualified for Medicaid is a public health insurance program that provides health care coverage to low-income families and individuals in the United States. before you were eligible for Medicare, contact your local Medicaid office.
Citations & References
- Medicare.gov, "Drug coverage (part D)", Last Accessed May 21, 2022
- Benefits.gov, "Medicare Prescription Drug Plans", Last Accessed June 1, 2022
- Medicare.gov, "Costs for Medicare drug coverage", Last Accessed June 3, 2022
- Medicare.gov, "Are prescription drugs covered in Medicare Advantage plans?", Last Accessed June 5, 2022
- SSA.gov, "Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs", Last Accessed June 1, 2022
- CMS.gov, "Landscape Source Files", Last Accessed October 26, 2021
- CMS.gov, "Medicare Part C & D Performance", Last Accessed October 15, 2021
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