Individuals on Medicare are eligible for prescription drug coverage under a Part D plan if they are signed up for benefits under Medicare Part A and/or Part B.
You can choose different plans offered by private insurance companies, such as a standalone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) for drug coverage only or a public Part C health plan Most people are enrolled directly in Part D or get Part-D-like benefits through a public Part C Medicare Advantage health plan.
Some people choose to receive prescription drug coverage under plans offered by former employers.
What is Medicare Part D?
Medicare Part D is Medicare’s Prescription Drug Coverage. Original Medicare alone doesn’t cover prescription medications but almost everyone needs them, so you can save with a prescription drug plan. There are often different ways to get Part D. You can get drug coverage through our Medicare Advantage Plans, or you can add a plan separately to your Medicare Supplement plan or Original Medicare.