Medicare D Drug Specialists
LINC professional staff have been trained to provide informational presentations and assistance on Medicare D to area organizations and other professionals working with persons with disabilities and seniors in the tri-county area. LINC is also available to assist consumers and area senior citizens with plan options, paperwork & other specifics of the Medicare D Program.
There are Two (2) Ways to get Drug Coverage
- Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D). These plans (sometimes called "PDPs") add drug coverage to Original Medicare, some Medicare Cost Plans, some Medicare Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plans.
Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) (like an HMO or PPO) or otherMedicare health plan that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage. You get all of your Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage, and prescription drug coverage (Part D), through these plans. Medicare Advantage Plans with prescription drug coverage are sometimes called “MA-PDs.” You must have Part A and Part B to join a Medicare Advantage Plan.
How to join a drug plan
Once you choose a Medicare drug plan, here's how you may be able to join:
Enroll on the Medicare Plan Finder or on the plan's website.
Complete a paper enrollment form.
Call the plan.
Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
When you join a Medicare drug plan, you'll give your Medicare number and the date your Part A and/or Part B coverage started. This information is on your Medicare card.
Joining a Medicare drug plan may affect your Medicare Advantage Plan
If your Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) includes prescription drug coverage and you join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), you'll be disenrolled from your Medicare Advantage Plan and returned to Original Medicare.
If you need assistance navigating through your options, contact LINC for an appointment to review your situation.