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Best Drugs of Trenton is preferred in many Medicare Part D plans and may be able to save you money.
Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage
Your local Best Drugs accepts Medicare Advantage Plans that cover prescription drugs as well as Medicare Part D prescription drug plans offered by private insurance companies.
If you have recently become eligible for Medicare and are just beginning your search for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan that covers brand name and generic drugs, our pharmacist is a perfect resource for helping you compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.
About Medicare Part D
Enrolling in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan means that you are adding prescription drug coverage to your original Medicare plan (Medicare Parts A and B) or to your private fee-for-service plans. Enrolling in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan can save you money if your prescription drug costs rise in the future.
You should enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan unless your current drug coverage is as good as, or better than, the Medicare prescription drug coverage available to you. It’s important that you join a plan when you are first eligible. If you are eligible for Medicare and have Medicaid, you may be automatically enrolled in a prescription drug plan. Check with Florida Medicaid for more information.
You can participate in Medicare Part D if you:
- Are 65 years or older and eligible for Social Security
- Are under 65, permanently disabled, and have received SSI disability payments for at least two years
- Are receiving continued dialysis for permanent kidney failure or need a kidney transplant
- Have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Medicare Part B: Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
If you need to purchase healthcare supplies, durable medical equipment or frequent healthcare services, you may be interested in coverage under a Medicare Part B plan.
Ask your Best Drugs of Trenton pharmacist if you should consider an optional Medicare Part B plan. She can help you evaluate how much you spend each month on health supplies and preventive services and provide insight on your options for Part B coverage.
About Medicare Part B
Medicare Part B covers medical services such as doctor visits, durable medical equipment (for example, a hospital bed), and outpatient hospital care. Part B is optional Medicare coverage available for a fee. It covers a wide range of medical services, including:
- Tests (X-rays, MRIs and EKGs)
- Ambulance services
- Lab services (for example, blood tests)
- Hospice care
- Emergency room treatment
- Some cancer screenings
More Information About Medicare
If you have additional or more detailed questions about the Medicare program, and can’t find the information here on Best Drugs’ Medicare webpage, ask our pharamcist for assistance with finding the answers you need. Or, consult one of the following Medicare resources:
MyMedicare.gov: This is a free, secure online service for accessing your personal Medicare information.
The Medicare telephone hotline, for help in English, Spanish and other languages: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
Social Security Administration: Another good source for information about the Medicare program and Medicare Part D. The site also has an online application process to determine if you qualify for the “Extra Help” program, which can help you with paying for your Medicare Part D prescription costs, and instructions for how to apply for that help.
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs): These state programs can provide assistance with understanding and choosing—and finding help paying for—Medicare coverage, including the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): AARP’s website has a section devoted entirely to the latest news and information about the Medicare program and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.