Part D

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Part D is prescription drug coverage provided by private insurers.  If you are receiving your Medicare benefits through Original Medicare, you can get Part D drug coverage through a separate prescription drug plan (PDP).  You will be responsible to pay a monthly premium for the plan, as well as a deductible and copays for your prescriptions.  If you are receiving your Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan, you must get your prescription drug coverage through that plan. You will be responsible to pay a deductible and copays for your prescriptions. 

Your share of the cost of prescriptions changes as you purchase prescriptions through the year. Click here for more information on the four stages of cost-sharing for prescription drugs.