There are 25 2017 Medicare Part D Plans available in Arkansas. 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 Arkansas
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.
Combining a Arkansas Medigap Policy and Part D Plan Benefits
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 Arkansas seniors. Medigap supplemental Medicare policies are regulated by your state board of insurance. They are completely compatible with all Medicare Part D plans.
Most Arkansas Medicare Advantage Plans Include Part D Plan Benefits
More than 15-million people on Medicare enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan in 2015. The biggest reason for switching is the added benefits and lower out-of-pocket costs. Of the additional benefits included, by far the most common is prescription drug coverage. Our catalog will show you all Medicare Advantage plans in Arkansas and the features, benefits and coverages they offer.
Eligability and Availability
You are eligible to apply for a Medicare Part D Plan in Arkansas 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: Jefferson, Desha, Bradley, Ashley, Chicot, Lincoln, Cleveland, Drew, Ouachita, Clark, Nevada, Union, Dallas, Columbia, Calhoun, Hempstead, Little River, Sevier, Lafayette, Howard, Miller, Garland, Pike, Hot Spring, Polk, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, Arkansas, Jackson, Woodruff, Lonoke, White, Van Buren, Prairie, Monroe, Conway, Faulkner, Cleburne, Stone, Pulaski, Grant, Independence, Crittenden, Mississippi, Lee, Phillips, Saint Francis, Cross, Poinsett, Craighead, Lawrence, Greene, Randolph, Clay, Sharp, Izard, Fulton, Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Pope, Washington, Benton, Madison, Franklin, Yell, Logan, Johnson, Scott, Sebastian, Crawford, and all other areas of the state.