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Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Plan Explained & 2021 Changes

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan | Workshop Overview:

Medicare Part D 2021 Changes are coming.

Understand what Medicare Part D is and what is most important when shopping for a new Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage plan. We’ll do our best to cover the most critical information, including how the Medicare RX coverage works and what you need to know when choosing a Prescription Drug Plan.

We’ll also talk about the importance of knowing and understanding your Co-Pays, Deductibles, and Out-of-Pocket costs as they relate to your Medicare Insurance Coverage Phases, your Coverage Gap, and your Formularies.

Workshop Length: 1 hour 17 minutes

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan | Workshop Topics Covered:

  • Introduction and Welcome 00:00:00
  • Medicare Part D Premiums 00:03:26
  • What you need to know about Medicare prescription drug coverage 00:10:20
  • Additional Medicare Plan D Options 00:11:22
  •  IMPORTANT - Understanding 2020 Part D and the 4 Stages Coverage 00:15:53
  • Can my Medicare Supplement plan cover Plan D? 00:17:12
  • Could I have one carrier that provides Medicare Supplement plan and would I need a separate prescription plan? 00:18:20 
  • Do Medicare Advantage plans include Plan D or prescription Plan D or not? 00:19:37
  • What's the difference between Annual Enrollment and Special Enrollment? 00:21:00
  • Can you please explain the Donut Hole 2020 Changes for Medicare? 00:22:50
  • Is there a Maximum Prescription Coverage on the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan? 00:29:46
  • How does someone budget for the maximum out of pocket cost if we don't know the drug prices? 00:30:32
  • Why do people buy their medications overseas? Is it cheaper to buy my prescriptions from Canada? 00:33:40
  • Is there a place where I can find a list of new formularies prices for 2020? 00:35:10
  • Is it considered illegal to buy medications overseas? 00:38:11
  • Does Medicare help me qualify for lower-cost drugs or get discounts from pharmaceutical companies? 00:38:49
  • Can I save money if I get my medications are through mail order versus buying it at CVS or Walgreens or my local pharmacy? 00:40:50
  • Is an "exception" the same thing as the appeal or is it different? 00:41:45
  • Can my doctor help me replace the generic drug with the brand name drug? The generic has side effects that I didn't have with the brand name version of the same drug. 00:43:06
  • Does Medicare Provide an Insurance Advocate to help me understand all of this? 00:45:50
  • Additional Information: PART D - Your yearly income in 2018 00:48:27
  • Your plan may also have this drug coverage rules 00:50:05
  • What you need to know about prescription drug coverage 00:52:35
  • Is Medicare Part D is the one that is taken out of the social security monthly payment? 00:55:45
  • Do you know if any Medicare drug plans are covering CBD oils? 00:57:15 
  • Is there a walk-in center that I can ask for help if I have problems with my coverage or medication? 01:00:57
  • Is there a refill sync program where I can get everything all at one time? 01:03:18
  • Tips on how to simplify the process 01:04:48
  • Can you explain how I figure out if I should pay my deductible BEFORE I enroll in a new Part D plan? 01:07:14
  • I don't have access to a good broker. Can you please recommend what I can do as an alternative to getting help from a broker? 01:12:23
  • What should I Google (search) to find someone like you - Accredited Medicare Supplement Advisor? 01:13:48 

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We've tried to make this process a bit more manageable with checklists, cheat sheets, and guides that will help you get through where you are stuck. Also, check out the relevant workshop on each area to help you be an educated & empowered consumer.

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Medicare 2021 Benefits Comparison Chart

See the latest 2021 Benefits that are covered by the various Medicare Plans that are available.

Additional Training on this Topic:

>> Medicare Parts A, B, C, D 

>> Find the Best Medicare Plan

>> Medicare Part D - Prescription Plan

Medicare 2021 Cost Changes Summary

Prepare for the Medicare Cost Changes coming in 2021. This handy one page guide summarizes the most important Medicare Cost Changes coming in 2021.

Additional Training on this Topic:

>> Medicare Parts A, B, C, D 

>> Find the Best Medicare Plan

>> Medicare Part D - Prescription Plan

Top Medicare Plans Comparison Chart

Here are the top 10 Medicare Plan Providers with a list of the types of plans they offer for 2021 Medicare coverage.

Additional Training on this Topic:

>> When & How to Enroll in Medicare

>> Medicare Parts A, B, C, D 

>> Find the Best Medicare Plan

>> Medicare Part D - Prescription Plan

Medicare vs Advantage vs Supplement

Confused about which Medicare plans cover what? Don't fret. Check out out handy comparison chart to see what Medicare Original vs Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement covers so you can find the right plan for you!

Additional Training on this Topic:

>> Medicare Parts A, B, C, D 

>> Find the Best Medicare Plan

Find the Right Medicare Plan Checklist

This easy 2 page checklist will help you determine what's most important before you shop to compare Medicare 2021 Plans. This easy 2 page checklist will help you determine what's most important before you shop to compare Medicare 2021 Plans.

Additional Training on this Topic:

>> Medicare Parts A, B, C, D 

>> Find the Best Medicare Plan

>> Medicare Part D - Prescription Plan

Medicare Annual Enrollment Checklist

If you're ALREADY ON Medicare, use this checklist to help you get ready for your Annual Open Enrollment Period.

Additional Training on this Topic:

>> Medicare Parts A, B, C, D 

>> Find the Best Medicare Plan

>> Medicare Part D - Prescription Plan

Medicare Initial Enrollment Period Checklist

If you're NEW to Medicare, use this checklist to help you get ready for your Initial Enrollment Period.

Additional Training on this Topic:

>> When & How to Enroll in Medicare

>> Medicare Parts A, B, C, D 

>> Find the Best Medicare Plan

>> Medicare Part D - Prescription Plan

Part B Preventive Screening Costs

Medicare is providing better preventive care options. Understand what the screening costs are for 2021 ahead of time so you can be prepared for your upcoming screenings.

Additional Training on this Topic:

>> Medicare Parts A, B, C, D 

>> Find the Best Medicare Plan

Still Confused About Medicare?

Visit our Medicare FAQs to get the real answers to your most common Medicare Questions. 2021 Changes, Costs, Benefits, Penalties and more!