Pennsylvania Medicare Part D Plans

Finding the best Pennsylvania Medicare Part D Plan for 2014Pennsylvania Part D

If you are new to Medicare or it’s that time of year when you can choose a new Medicare Part D Plan, you are probably wondering which is the best plan.

Should you enroll in the plan with the lowest monthly premium, the lowest copay amounts or the plan that includes the extra discounts on non-medication related supplies and services?

These are all potential factors that you will need to consider, but there are some basic plan features that you will need to consider as well. Deductibles, gap coverage and Medicare Star ratings are factors that you should consider also.

Sorting through the 34 Part D Plans available in Pennsylvania for 2014 will take some time and effort. And after narrowing your list, you should visit plan websites to review the formulary to be certain that all your medications are covered.

To start, review the complete list of all available plans for 2014. When comparing plan costs, be sure to factor in the deductible amount and whether or not you will have any coverage should you reach the coverage gap.

 

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Pennsylvania Medicare Part D for 2014


Aetna Medicare

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
Aetna CVS/pharmacy Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)Basic $35.70 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon
Aetna Medicare Rx Premier (PDP)Enhanced $127.40 $0Few GenericsComing Soon



AmeriHealth Rx PDP

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
AmeriHealth Rx Option I (PDP)Basic $73.50 $290.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon
AmeriHealth Rx Option II (PDP)Enhanced $169.00 $0Many GenericsComing Soon



Avalon Insurance Company

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
SecureRx – Option 1 (PDP)Enhanced $121.30 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon
SecureRx – Option 3 (PDP)Basic $64.30 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon



Cigna Medicare Rx

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
Cigna Medicare Rx Secure (PDP)Basic $33.20 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon
Cigna Medicare Rx Secure-Max (PDP)Enhanced $116.10 $0Many Generics, Some BrandsComing Soon
Cigna Medicare Rx Secure-Xtra (PDP)Enhanced $62.90 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon



Cigna-HealthSpring

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx -Reg 6 (PDP)Basic $33.60 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



EnvisionRx Plus

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP)Basic $37.30 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



Express Scripts Medicare

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
Express Scripts Medicare – Choice (PDP)Enhanced $80.50 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon
Express Scripts Medicare – Value (PDP)Basic $32.20 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



First Health Part D

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
First Health Part D Essentials (PDP)Basic $50.30 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon
First Health Part D Premier Plus (PDP)Enhanced $99.60 $0Some Generics, Some BrandsComing Soon
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP)Enhanced $40.20 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon



HealthMarkets Medicare

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
HealthMarkets Value Rx (PDP)Basic $33.30 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



Highmark Health Insurance Company

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
Blue Rx Complete (PDP)Enhanced $130.80 $0Many GenericsComing Soon
Blue Rx Plus (PDP)Basic $74.30 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



Humana Insurance Company

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
Humana Enhanced (PDP)Enhanced $46.10 $0Few BrandsComing Soon
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)Basic $22.80 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)Enhanced $12.60 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



SecureAdvantage Rx

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
SecureAdvantage Rx – Option 1 (PDP)Basic $35.60 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon
SecureAdvantage Rx – Option II (PDP)Enhanced $72.90 $0Many GenericsComing Soon



Stonebridge Life Insurance Company

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
Transamerica MedicareRx Choice (PDP)Enhanced $55.20 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon
Transamerica MedicareRx Classic (PDP)Basic $45.20 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



UniCare

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
MedicareRx Rewards Standard (PDP)Basic $48.60 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



United American Insurance Company

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
United American – Enhanced (PDP)Enhanced $66.90 $80.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon
United American – Select (PDP)Basic $34.20 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



United Healthcare

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
AARP MedicareRx Enhanced (PDP)Enhanced $92.10 $0Some Generics, Some BrandsComing Soon
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)Enhanced $41.70 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)Basic $25.50 $310.00No Gap CoverageComing Soon



WellCare

Medicare Part D Plan NameBenefit TypePremiumDeductibleGap CoverageStar Rating
WellCare Classic (PDP)Basic $23.10 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon
WellCare Extra (PDP)Enhanced $57.00 $0No Gap CoverageComing Soon


 

More Part D options

The above table is a complete listing of all  Part D Plans available in Pennsylvania for 2014. If you are receiving your medical benefits from Medicare or have a Medigap policy, you will want to choose a plan from the list above.

If on the other hand, you are interested in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can choose a plan that includes Part D coverage. You will be subject to the guidelines of the Advantage Plan but should you choose a plan with a low or $0 premium, you may be able to save some money on your Part D.

Whether you choose a stand-alone plan or enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan which includes drug coverage, you should review the plan’s formulary to be certain your medications are covered. The formulary is the most important aspect to any Part D Plan.

Medicare Part D Plans available in Pennsylvania can have formularies that vary widely. It’s up to you to do your research to find the best plan.

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