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Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDP) have an open enrollment period every year from October 15 through December 7.

New York State has stand-alone Medicare Part D PDP and a few of these will be benchmark plans. The benchmark plans can have a low or $0 premium for those who qualify for low income subsidy (LIS).

It’s important to review your plan every year, since changes may have occurred. Your current plan may have raised their costs, changed the medications they cover, or no longer be participating as a provider. Your needs may have changed throughout the year. You could be taking different medications or have a different financial situation.

The Medicare Prescription Plan Finder is a very helpful website to review the current plans available.

This page is a quick reference guide for information on:

  • Prescription Drug Plans,
  • benefits
  • eligibility
  • enrollment
  • how to get “Extra Help” through a low-income subsidy.

The materials on this site are informational and not authoritative.
For authoritative information, individuals should consult the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Plans, Benefits, and Premiums

Eligibility and Enrollment

  • – Official United States government site for Medicare coverage including drug coverage (Part D)
  • Medicare Eligibility Tool – Eligibility and premium calculator for Medicare.  

Help with Drug Costs