Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

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

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Our Blue MedicareRxSM prescription drug plans help complete your Medicare coverage. These plans offer comprehensive coverage and can be paired with both Original Medicare (Parts A & B) and Medicare Supplement plans. It is important to enroll in a Part D prescription drug plan when you are first eligible for Medicare to avoid paying a late enrollment penalty.

Choose from two prescription drug plans, based on your needs.

 Blue MedicareRx Value PlusBlue MedicareRx Premier
$0 Annual DeductibleTier 1 preferred generic drugs
Tier 2 generic drugs
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Access to 63,000+ Network Pharmacies
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Some of most commonly use generics available at lowest copayment (Tier 1)
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Additional plan coverage for Tier 1 preferred generic drugs and Tier 2 generic drugs in the coverage gap 
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Additional Benefits of Blue MedicareRx

  • Includes most Medicare Part D-eligible generic drugs
  • Mail service pharmacy provides convenience and additional cost savings 
  • Tier 1 preferred generic drugs as low as $1 or $2 for a 90-day supply through our mail order service pharmacy

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). 

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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. 

Although enrollment in a Part D plan may be considered optional, to avoid paying a late enrollment penalty for when you decide to purchase, it’s recommended to sign up when you are first eligible for Medicare or lose other creditable drug coverage. If you wait to enroll in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, you may have to pay a late-enrollment penalty in the form of an add-on premium each month that you have a Part D plan.

Medicare Part D coverage is available to anyone who is entitled to Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Medicare Part B. 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 Medicare's Annual Enrollment Period, which takes place from October 15 to December 7.

To get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, you must join a Medicare drug plan through a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) like Blue MedicareRx, or a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage. Plans vary in cost and drugs covered.

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S2893_2407; updated May 24, 2024

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 MedicareRxSM (PDP).

Blue MedicareRx (PDP) is a Prescription Drug Plan with a Medicare contract. Blue MedicareRx Value Plus (PDP) and Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP) are two Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available to service residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Blue Cross and 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 Blue MedicareRx (PDP) depends on contract renewal.