Drug Coverage Is Included in Every Peoples Health Plan
All Peoples Health plans include Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.
Original Medicare does not include Part D prescription drug coverage. To get it, you need to enroll in a prescription drug plan. If you don’t get drug coverage when you are first eligible, you may face a penalty if you want to sign up for it later.
One option for getting Part D coverage is a “stand-alone” prescription drug plan. This type of plan only covers presription drugs – it does not cover any medical care. Since Part D was introduced in 2006, the average stand-alone prescription drug plan premium has increased by 62% — from about $25 per month to about $42 per month.*
Another option is to choose a Medicare Advantage plan that includes prescription drug coverage. With Peoples Health, you don’t have to pay for a separate prescription plan because Part D drug coverage is included in all of our Medicare Advantage plans.
A word of warning: If you are in a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage and you sign up for a separate Part D plan, you will be disenrolled from your Medicare Advantage plan.
You cannot be enrolled in two plans at once that both offer Part D prescription drug coverage.