The Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare Part D) is often included with Medicare Advantage plans. This plan provides additional help to cover the cost of your prescriptions. Stand-alone Part D plans, to accompany an Original Medicare plan, are available.
Enrolling in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is voluntary and optional, and you do not have to have a Part D prescription drug plan. However, if you decide not to enroll in Part D, it is important you be aware that there is a penalty per month from the time you first enroll in Medicare Part B until you finally enroll in a Part D plan. That amount can change each year. The penalty will apply to your premiums as long as you have coverage.
If you have questions about a Part D, Prescription Drug Plan or the Part D penalty, give Dee a call at (623) 251-6612 TTY:711