Medicare Part D

Find the Medicare Plan for You!

Giant Eagle Pharmacy Can Help You Save!

Don’t pay more at another pharmacy. Choose a health plan that has Giant Eagle Pharmacy in their preferred pharmacy network and receive prescription copays as low as $0 on select plans.*

Questions? We can help!

  • Are my doctors and prescriptions covered?
  • Which Medicare plan meets my needs?
  • What are the costs and benefits?
  • How do I enroll?

We have partnered with eHealth, an independent insurance agency to help you understand your options and enroll in a plan that could save you money—with as low as $0 copay on select Medicare Part D plans when filling a Tier 1 generic prescription at a Preferred Pharmacy.

Visit eHealth Medicare or speak to an eHealth representative at 1-877-465-8189. The advice from the eHealth licensed agent is free, and there is no obligation to enroll in a plan.

You can also download the “Beginner’s Guide to Medicare” here to learn the basics of Medicare.

 

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Evaluating Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options:

Why should I join a Medicare Part D Plan?
A Medicare Prescription Drug Plan is an option, not a requirement. You do not have to enroll in Medicare Part D. However, you may want to consider joining a plan even if you currently do not take many prescription drugs, so that you have the coverage you need in the future.

Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I turn 65?
Whether you should sign up for Medicare depends on your situation. Suppose you are still working when you turn 65 and have group health coverage. In that case, you may be able to delay Part A and Part B coverage without having to pay a lifetime late enrollment penalty if you enroll later. However, most people should apply for Medicare when they are 65 to avoid penalties and to access affordable coverage options.

What do Medicare Part D Plans cover?
Each Medicare Prescription Drug Plan has its own list of covered drugs, called a formulary. Drug plans place medications into different “tiers.” A medication in a lower tier will generally cost you less than one in a higher tier. These plans cover outpatient prescription drugs only, and in order to enroll, you must have either Medicare Part A or Part B (or both).

Types of Medicare Coverage:

Medicare Part A and B
Medicare Part A is hospital insurance. It generally covers inpatient hospital stays, skilled nursing care, hospice care and limited home health care services.

Medicare Part B is medical insurance. It covers medical services and supplies that are medically necessary to treat your health condition. This can include outpatient care, preventive services, ambulance services and durable medical equipment. Medicare Part B also covers part-time or intermittent home health and rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy, if they are ordered by a doctor to treat your condition.

Prescription Drug Plan (Part D)

  • Covers only outpatient prescription drugs.
  • To enroll, you must have either Medicare Part A or Part B (or both).
  • Medicare Part D premiums are in addition to your Part A (if any) and/or Part B premiums.

Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) – similar to an HMO or PPO

There are two types:

  1. Medicare Advantage with prescription drug coverage (MA-PD)
  2. Medicare Advantage without prescription drug coverage (MA)

These type of plans combines your Part A (hospitalization) and Part B (doctor visits), usually with benefits like vision or dental. If you have a MA-PD plan, you can also get prescription drug coverage. You will need to ensure that your medications, pharmacies, doctors and hospitals are included in the plan. To enroll, you must have both Medicare Part A and Part B.

For assistance with choosing the option that’s right for you, visit eHealth Medicare, or speak to an eHealth representative at 1-877-465-8189.

*Plans are insured or covered by a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and/or a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. May change on January 1 of each year. Zero-dollar copays apply to Tier 1 generics for select plans.