Medicare Part D

This blog section contains information about Medicare Part D plans. You can learn what Part D covers and costs in 2020?

Does Medicare Cover Prolia?

Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan may cover the injectable osteoporosis drug Prolia. When you are in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, Medicare Part A can help pay for Prolia. Furthermore, Medicare Part B may cover a home health nurse visit to inject this drug. Medicare Coverage for Osteoporosis Drug Prolia To enroll […]

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Medicare Parts coverage and cost in 2021

What do Medicare Parts cover and cost in 2021? There are 4 parts of Medicare: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A covers inpatient hospital services. Part B covers outpatient medical services. Part C is Medicare Advantage plan offered by private companies approved by Medicare. Part D provides prescription drug coverage […]

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Does Medicare cover cancer treatment?

Medicare does cover medically necessary cancer treatment supplies, services, and prescription drugs. Seniors are at greater risk of developing cancer. According to, “60% of people who have cancer are 65 or older.” Medicare provides cancer treatment coverage for the following: Hospital insurance (Part A) Medical insurance (Part B) Prescription drugs (Part D) Medicare Part […]

Medicare Part D Tier Costs

Your Medicare prescription drug plan categorizes your medications into tiers that have varying costs. Each drug plan can divide its tiers in different ways. Thus, each drug tier costs a different amount. For example, a Medicare drug plan may have the following coverage and costs: 1st tier preferred generic drugs with the lowest copays 2nd […]

Do Any Medigap Plans Cover Drugs?

Medigap plans do not cover maintenance medications, aka drugs that treat chronic health conditions. All lettered Medigap Plans: A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N do not cover prescription drugs. However, your Medigap Plan will cover drugs while an inpatient in a hospital under Part A. Furthermore, your Medigap may pay […]

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Medicare Part D Premium 2021

In a CMS press released dated July 29, 2020, the average Medicare Part D premium for seniors will be approximately $30.50 in 2021. This low Part D premium is the same price from 2013. For example, Robert Bache quotes a 2013 monthly premium of $29.10 for Medicare Part D in Salt Lake County, Utah. Medicare […]

Extra Help Medicare Part D

Do I Qualify for Extra Help? According to, to qualify for Part D Extra Help, you must be receiving Medicare and have limited resources and income. Furthermore, you must reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. As MedicareBob shows in his video, Extra Help is not available in Puerto […]