Medicare Part D plans provide beneficiaries with privately managed, federally approved prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part A and B don’t offer prescription drug coverage, so Part D helps:
Medicare also offers Extra Help programs, which subsidize the cost of prescription drugs for qualifying low-income individuals and families.
If you do not sign up for a Medicare Part D plant when you are first eligible, you will be assessed a penalty for each month you delayed when you eventually sign up.
There are 5 different types of Medicare coverage — Part A, B, C, and D, as well as Medicare Supplement plans. Click on an option below to learn more about these types of Medicare coverage.