What is Medicare Part D? (Comprehensive Explanation of 2024 Coverage)

Medicare Part D covers prescription drug costs. Original Medicare won't cover your medications, so enroll in Medicare Part D when you sign up for coverage. Plans cost $34/mo for all beneficiaries, and every Medicare Part D plan is required to cover a wide range of prescriptions, including cancer treatments.

UPDATED: Jul 11, 2024Fact Checked

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Melanie Musson

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Melanie Musson is the fourth generation in her family to work in the insurance industry. She grew up with insurance talk as part of her everyday conversation and has studied to gain an in-depth knowledge of state-specific insurance laws and dynamics as well as a broad understanding of how insurance fits into every person’s life, from budgets to coverage levels. Through her years working in th...

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Brad Larson has been in the insurance industry for over 16 years. He specializes in helping clients navigate the claims process, with a particular emphasis on coverage analysis. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Political Science. He also holds an Associate in Claims (AIC) and Associate in General Insurance (AINS) designations, as well as a Utah Property and Casual...

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