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Medicare Part D is the prescription drug plan for Medicare recipients. It went into effect in 2006, subsidizing the cost of prescription drugs. This plan can be used with Medicare as well as some other types of insurance... More »

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Medicare Part A is a type of insurance coverage offered by the U.S. federal government. Part A is designed to cover services that are considered a medical necessity in regards to treating a patient's illness or chronic m... More »

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Medicare Part A covers hospital stays, nursing care and some home-health services, and Medicare Part B covers doctor visits, laboratory tests and outpatient procedures. Seniors don’t have to pay a monthly premium for Par... More »

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Prescription drugs available through Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage vary from plan to plan. Each plan has its own formulary, which is a list of prescription drugs the plan provides. Plan holders can request a... More »

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UnitedHealthcare offers two types of Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, according to its website. As of 2015, the AARP MedicareRx Preferred Plan has no annual deductible, and the AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus Plan has... More »

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Medicare Part D tiers are price levels that Medicare prescription drug plans charge depending on the type of drugs enrollees use, reports AARP. The drug plans put lower-priced drugs into lower tiers of copayment or coins... More »

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Highmark offers insurance plans to help with costs not covered by Medicare Parts A and B. Medicare Part C plans are available through Highmark, as well as Part D prescription drug coverage. More »

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