Texas Medicare Part D Drug Plans help Medicare recipients control their prescription drug costs.

Medicare Part D covers most types of prescription drugs in the U.S., with just a few exceptions.

The following types of drugs are among those not covered:texas medicare part D confuses Medicare beneficiaries

  • Drugs for cosmetic purposes or hair growth or fertility
  • Barbiturates & Benzodiazepines
  • Most prescription vitamins & mineral products
  • Drugs for anorexia, weight loss or weight gain
  • Drugs for symptomatic cold & cough relief
  • Erectile dysfunction drugs

However, Part D drug plans work differently than other types of prescription drug insurance. It’s important to understand the Coverage Gap and how it may affect you. To learn how Texas Medicare Part D drug plans work, please view our Texas Medicare Part D Basics outline.

For 2017, there are approximately 30 Texas Medicare Part D drug plans to choose from. It is important that all people with Part D review their coverage every year. The plan’s benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or copayments and coinsurance may change on January 1st of each year. Your insurance company will send you an annual notice of change around September of each year. Review it carefully to see the upcoming year’s changes.

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