Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

Just as Original Medicare (Parts A & B) can leave some gaps in your hospital and medical insurance coverage, it can also leave gaps in your prescription drug benefits.

Our MedicareRX Part D plan offers you the power of Blue.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the Federal Government to offer Medicare prescription drug coverage, called Blue MedicareRx℠ (PDP).

Blue MedicareRx PDP has been awarded a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2022. 

Learn More About Blue MedicareRx℠*

Medicare Part D Frequently Asked Questions

Medicare Part D may help to lower prescription drug costs and may protect you from higher costs in the future. It covers both brand-name and generic prescription drugs at participating pharmacies in your area. 
You should consider joining a plan unless you will already have drug coverage that is at least as good as Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Just as with Original Medicare, it is important to investigate your options early. If you wait, you may have to pay more for your coverage later.

You are eligible to enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) during your Initial Enrollment Period (starts 3 months before you turn 65 and ends three months after your 65th birthday month), a Special Enrollment Period, or during the Open Enrollment period each year from October 15 to December 7.

Medicare Part D coverage is available to anyone who is entitled to Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Medicare Part B. To get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, you must join a Medicare drug plan through a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), or a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage (MA-PD). Plans vary in cost and drugs covered. You can compare the plans that are available to you at www.medicare.gov.


*Blue MedicareRx PDP is a joint venture between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and three other New England Blue plans in contract with the federal government. By clicking on the Blue MedicareRx link, you will leave the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont website. We are not responsible for the content of any other website.

Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Blue MedicareRx PDP has been awarded 4.5 out of 5 Star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for Overall Plan Rating in 2021. 

S2893_2012, last updated October 26, 2020

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the Federal Government to provide Part D benefits. Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont are the legal entities which have contracted as a joint enterprise with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are the risk‑bearing entities for Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plans. The joint enterprise is a Medicare‑approved Part D Sponsor. Enrollment in BlueMedicareRx (PDP) depends on contract renewal. ® Registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.