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Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Information the different types of plans to choose from under Medicare’s Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D).

Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to consider when selecting your Medicare prescription drug plan. (October 2011) [PDF]

Medicare Part D - A Guide For Advocates and Providers Who Work With Older Adults in Pennsylvania

Comprehensive manual written by M. Francesca Chervenak, Esq. and Erin E. Guay, MA of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on Medicare Part D, the Medicare Prescription Drug Program that offers Medicare consumers prescription drug insurance through private insurance companies. [PDF]

Medicare Part D Extra Help (Video)

In this video, the Pennsylvania Health Law Project explains a program called Extra Help which helps with Medicare prescription drug costs. The Extra Help program is also known as the Low Income Subsidy (LIS).

2022 Medicare Part D Standard Zero Premium Prescription Drug Plans

In Pennsylvania, all dual eligible and those approved for full Extra Help with their Part D costs will have no premium if they enroll in any of the plans listed in the PDF below. This list was composed by The Pennsylvania Health Law Project.

Help With Prescription Drug Costs

Apply Online for Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance - See if you qualify for help and apply for help with Medicare prescription drug costs.

Medicare Drug Plan Finder

The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area.

Medicare.gov: Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)

Information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit from Medicare.gov.

Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole

Explanation of Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole from HealthCare.gov.

An Overview of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Medicare Part D program, plan availability, enrollment, and spending and financing, based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CBO, and other sources. (Oct. 13, 2021)

APPRISE now PA MEDI

Effective July 1, 2021, APPRISE is now Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight or PA MEDI – Same Program, Same Services for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries, now with a New Name. Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) offers free Medicare counseling to older Pennsylvanians. PA MEDI Counselors are specially trained to answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. PA MEDI Counselors do not sell Medicare products but rather offer current, unbiased Medicare education to help you make the most informed choice about the Medicare options available to you.

PA Health Law Project Toll-Free Helpline - Call: 1-800-274-3258

The PA Health Law Project provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. For assistance, call the PHLP Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or 1-866-236-6310 TTY or e-mail the PHLP at staff@phlp.org. Information from the PHLP is also available online at www.phlp.org.

Medicare Drug Plan Finder

The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area.

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government whose mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information, while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government. It is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

Apply for Prescription Drug Program (PACE and PACENET)

Pennsylvania Residents age 65 and older can apply online for prescription drug assistance from the PACE and PACENET programs

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government whose mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information, while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government. It is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance - Search for Prescription Programs

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.

Medicare Drug Plan Finder

The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area.

Important Information About Your Medical Assistance Benefits

The Department of Public Welfare made a change to your Medical Assistance prescription drug benefit. You can get up to 6 prescriptions each month. This is a new limit.

Medicare Drug Plan Finder

The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area.

Medicare.gov: Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)

Information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit from Medicare.gov.

Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole

Explanation of Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole from HealthCare.gov.

APPRISE now PA MEDI

Effective July 1, 2021, APPRISE is now Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight or PA MEDI – Same Program, Same Services for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries, now with a New Name. Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) offers free Medicare counseling to older Pennsylvanians. PA MEDI Counselors are specially trained to answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. PA MEDI Counselors do not sell Medicare products but rather offer current, unbiased Medicare education to help you make the most informed choice about the Medicare options available to you.

An Overview of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Medicare Part D program, plan availability, enrollment, and spending and financing, based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CBO, and other sources. (Oct. 13, 2021)

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