There are 18 2017 Medicare Part D Plans available in Alaska. Plans change every year, so do your home work and choose wisely. If you have a regular prescription or two, we suggest that you verify that the prescription drug plan you want offers your medication at a good price. You find this information in the formulary.
2017 Medicare Part D Donut Hole in Alaska
If you have expensive prescriptions, chances are that you will reach the Medicare coverage gap (aka, donut hole) on your plan. The Affordable Care Act law closes the gap over the new few years, but it’s still with us in 2017. Until it’s gone you’ll need to use good sense to get through the period when your medications are not covered.
Medicare Part D Plans and Alaska Medigap Policies Work Together
Healthcare reform has not changed the 80 percent coverage you get from Medicare for hospital and medical services. You are still responsible for paying the remaining 20 percent of all hospital and doctor bills. Even a brief hospital stay can cost you thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. You need to protect yourself from the potential financial disaster of an injury or illness, because your Original Medicare does not have you covered. That’s why we publishe a complete catalog of Medigap plans available to Alaska seniors. Medigap supplemental Medicare policies are regulated by your state board of insurance. They are completely compatible with all Medicare Part D plans.
Most Alaska Medicare Advantage Plans Include Part D Plan Benefits
The rising cost of healthcare is the number one reason more Alaska seniors than ever are switching to Medicare Advantage. With lower out-of-pocket costs, an annual out-of-pocket cap, and precription drug benefits (on most plans), it makes a lot of sense. More than 15-million people on Medicare made the switch in 2015. Have you compared the benefts? We have a complete catalog with all Alaska Medicare Advantage plans that makes plans easy to compare.
Eligability and Availability
You are eligible to apply for a Medicare Part D Plan in Alaska if you are:
- A resident,
- Enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, and
- You are age 65 or over (or have Medicare due to a disability).
Medigap Part D Plans are available in the following counties: Anchorage, Bethel, Aleutians West, Lake And Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Aleutians East, Wade Hampton, Dillingham, Kenai Peninsula, Yukon Koyukuk, Valdez Cordova, Bristol Bay, Matanuska Susitna, Nome, Yakutat, Fairbanks North Star, Denali, North Slope, Northwest Arctic, Southeast Fairbanks, Juneau, Hoonah Angoon, Haines, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan Gateway, Prince Of Wales Hyder, Wrangell, and all other areas of the state.