MedBlue Rx Plus for South Carolina Seniors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina MedBlue Rx Plus (PDP) Medicare Drug Plan for qualified South Carolina residents.
Medicare Quality Rating:This Medicare drug plan has an average rating of 3.0
Your Monthly Cost:
Your Pharmacy Co-Pay:$0.00
Starting Coverage Limit:$2,850.00
By Mail Order:Yes
Gap Coverage:Many Generics
Low Income Subsidy:No
Formulary Drugs:2839
Plan ID:S5953-002
Plan Year:2014
Medicare Approved for: SC Residents
Plan Type:Regional

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Summary

MedBlue Rx Plus South Carolina Medicare Part D Plan S5953-002-SCMedBlue Rx Plus is a 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) for beneficiaries living in South Carolina.

The monthly premium for this plan is $120.00 ($1,440.00 annually), and the annual deductible is $0.00. With a zero dollar deductible you have first dollar coverage. Many plans have a policy deductible that must be paid in full prior to receiving prescription coverage assistance.

This Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina plan includes 2839 FDA approved medications. The formulary ID 00014110.

Most South Carolina seniors with Medicare pay the published amount for their Part D plan. However, if you qualify for the Extra Help program, your premium may be lower or cost nothing. If you entered the Part D program late, a penalty may be imposed and your premium will be higher.

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MedBlue Rx Plus Initial Coverage

ICP - the Initial Coverage Phase - is where you share the cost of your prescriptions with your insurance company. You and the carrier each pay your share until you hit the Initial Coverage Limit (ICL). In 2013, the ICL is $2,850. This number is adjusted each year. That means you receive prescription coverage assistance on day one (first dollar coverage).

All medications are organized into one of several tiers within the insurance carrier's drug formulary. Carriers use the formulary tiers to manage cost-sharing. Formulary tiers are not the same from plan to pan. Insurance carriers assign drugs to the tier tha's best for them.

The pharmacy co-pay with the MedBlue Rx Plus plan in South Carolina is tiered as follows:

Tier  Co-Pay AmountMedications in Tier
1$0.00615 Preferred Generics
2$7.001008 Non-Preferred Generics
3$30.00341 Preferred Brand Drugs
4$95.00523 Non-Preferred Brand Drugs
533%352 Specialty Drugs

2014 Part D Plan Doughnut Hole

The Initial Coverage Limit (ICL) is $2,850.00. The prescription drug Coverage Gap (aka, "Donut Hole") is the coverage phase where you must pay all of your medication costs. When you reach the donut hole with the MedBlue Rx Plus plan all depends on your prescriptions. The Gap Coverage with this policy: Many Generics

Low Income Subsidy

This plan is not available to seniors with a low income subsidy (does not qualify for the $0 LIS premium).

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