| Thu, Nov 18, 2010 @ 09:00 AM

Video: Do you Understand Your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Options?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some people are surprised to learn that Original Medicare, Parts A and B, do not cover the cost of prescription drugs. This is where the optional coverage of Medicare Part D comes into play. You can purchase Medicare Part D prescription coverage on its own or as part of a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). Selecting this coverage is optional, so if you want it you must enroll.

You can sign up for Part D when you become eligible for Medicare; for some people this is at the age of 65, while others may qualify because of a certain disability or other circumstances. If you don’t sign up for Part D when you first become eligible, you may end up paying a penalty on your premiums unless you qualify for an exception.

Do you Understand Your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Options? If you have any questions about how this works, check out this Medicare Part D and Prescription Drugs video to learn more, or read our blog post on this topic.

Additional Resources

http://www.medicare.gov/pdphome.asp

http://www.mymedicarematters.org/

http://www.medicare.gov/

The family of UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Solutions plans are insured or covered by an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and Medicare-approved Part D Sponsor.

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