With the new Medicare Benefit Part D plan, there are a lot of choices:
Your Medicare Benefit May Not Cover Everything. Depending on what your retail "annual expenses" are, you will want to ensure you choose the correct prescription Part D savings plan to fit your real needs.
There are Part D plans that are more suitable for those who take a lot of prescription medications, while other companies will be a better fit for those who hardly take any medication drugs.
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Find a scenario that seems closest to your needs
Compare the Part D plans in an analytical manner and choose the Medicare Part D insurance that will save you the most money.
Here is a Checklist of Questions to Ask Yourself:
Coordination with your other benefits:
Will the Medicare prescription drug plan work in accordance with my current drug coverage?
Does my chosen policy cover all my meds?
What are the pharmacy costs for coinsurance or copayments for each respective drug that I require?
Can I fill my prescriptions at the drugstore I use regularly?
As a general rule, the closer that you get to the "doughnut hole" the more advantageous the Part D plan will be for you.
If you go deep into the "doughnut hole" then you are literally throwing money out of the window. If you never get close to the "hole" then you are also throwing away money if you take a more expensive Medicare Part D insurance than you actually need.
You'll see why your savings drop when some medications are not covered, or you are into the "Doughnut Hole" with Medicare Part D.
If you are not happy with your Medicare supplement plan you can exchange it for another at a later stage, but may be subject to charges, particularly if you are cancelling your plan entirely in favor of another insurance provider.