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Understanding Medicare Part D

Medicare D is a prescription drug insurance program.  It is one of the four programs within Medicare and is available to individuals who are: over 65, eligible adults with a disability, and/or persons of any age that have End Stage Renal Disease. 

Medicare D is an insurance program that helps pay a portion of your prescription drug costs and could save you money.

There are many Medicare D Prescription Drug Plans to choose from. All of the drug plans are Medicare approved, but are provided by private insurance plans. They vary widely in premiums, deductibles and co-pays and do not have the same coverage or include the same prescription drugs.

To learn more about Medicare D and the other Medicare programs, visit www.medicare.gov.

To learn more about the different Medicare D options, take a look at pdf.gif the PA Health Law Project Medicare D Manual.

To receive free health insurance counseling, contact APPRISE.  A program with volunteer counselors are specially trained to answer consumer questions and offer education about Medicare and designed to help Pennsylvanians, age 60 years and older.