South Carolina seniors can choose from 24 Medicare Part D Plans in 2017. Choose carefully, and don’t settle on a prescription drug plan until you know that your most expensive medications are covered at a price you can afford. This information is available in the plan’s formulary. The formulary also gives you the co-payment information.
South Carolina Medicare Part D 2017 Coverage Gap
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 South Carolina Medigap Policy and Part D Plan Benefits
While you’re looking at Medicare Prescription Drug plans, it’s a good idea to shop for supplemental Medicare insurance that will cover some or all of the excess costs not paid by Original Medicare. Even with the new healthcare law reforms, Medicare only covers about 80 percent of the hospital and doctor bills incurred by most seniors in South Carolina, leaving you to handle the rest. A Medigap policy protects you from big bills, giving you peace-of-mind. We make it easy to find the lowest cost policy available in South Carolina with our complete catalog of Medigap policies for seniors living in South Carolina.
Medicare Part D Benefits Offered by Most Medicare Advantage Plans in South Carolina
The rising cost of healthcare is the number one reason more 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 your compared the benefts? We have a complete catalog with all South Carolina Medicare Advantage plans that makes plans easy to compare.
Eligability and Availability
You are eligible to apply for a Medicare Part D Plan in South Carolina 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: Clarendon, Richland, Bamberg, Lexington, Kershaw, Lee, Chester, Fairfield, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Union, Newberry, Sumter, Williamsburg, Lancaster, Darlington, Colleton, Chesterfield, Aiken, Florence, Saluda, Spartanburg, Laurens, Cherokee, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Marlboro, Marion, Dillon, Greenville, Abbeville, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Greenwood, York, Allendale, Barnwell, Mccormick, Edgefield, Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper, and all other areas of the state.