Medicare’s drug benefit (Part D) is outpatient prescription drug coverage for anyone with Medicare. It is available only through private companies.
If you want to get this coverage, you have to choose and enroll in a private prescription drug plan. Enrollment is optional and only allowed during approved enrollment periods. Whether you should sign up for a Medicare private drug plan depends on your circumstances. Some people already enrolled in certain low-income assistance programs may be automatically enrolled in a Medicare drug plan and get financial assistance.
To find out whether you should take the Medicare drug benefit, and how to enroll, click on the links in the GO TO box.
To find out what drugs the Medicare drug benefit covers, click NEXT.
To find out how to get help paying for the Medicare drug benefit (Extra Help), click on the link in the GO TO box.