Texas seniors, you have 25 Medicare Part D Plans to choose from in 2017. Low monthly premiums, too! But, don’t make a decision on the premium and deductible alone. It’s critical that you verify that your medications are covered. You find this information, and the co-payment tiers, in the formulary.
Texas Medicare Part D 2017 Coverage Gap
As you are likely aware, the Medicare Part D coverage gap, also known as the donut hole, is still with us for a few more years. The new healthcare law is gradually phasing out the coverage gap. Until the donut hole is gone for good, you need to budget for your medications accordingly.
Medicare Part D Plans and Texas Medigap Policies Work Together
Medicare does not pay for all of your hospital and doctor bills. Even with the new healthcare law in place, Original Medicare only pays about 80 percent of your major healthcare bills in Texas. The rest comes out of your pocket. To protect yourself from the high cost of an illness or injury that requires hopitalization, you need a Medigap supplemental Medicare insurance policy. We publish a complete catalog of Medigap policies for Texas seniors with the tools you need to find the most affordable policy with the best coverage.
Medicare Part D Benefits Offered by Most Medicare Advantage Plans in Texas
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 Texas and the features, benefits and coverages they offer.
Eligability and Availability
You are eligible to apply for a Medicare Part D Plan in Texas 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: Travis, Sherman, Dallas, Collin, Denton, Grayson, Rockwall, Ellis, Navarro, Van Zandt, Kaufman, Henderson, Hunt, Wood, Lamar, Red River, Fannin, Delta, Hopkins, Rains, Camp, Titus, Franklin, Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris, Gregg, Panola, Upshur, Harrison, Rusk, Smith, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Anderson, Leon, Trinity, Houston, Freestone, Madison, Angelina, Newton, San Augustine, Sabine, Jasper, Polk, Shelby, Tyler, Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Wise, Hood, Somervell, Hill, Palo Pinto, Clay, Montague, Cooke, Wichita, Archer, Knox, Wilbarger, Young, Baylor, Haskell, Erath, Stephens, Jack, Shackelford, Brown, Eastland, Hamilton, Comanche, Callahan, Throckmorton, Bell, Milam, Coryell, Mclennan, Williamson, Lampasas, Falls, Robertson, Bosque, Limestone, Mason, Runnels, San Saba, Mcculloch, Coleman, Llano, Concho, Menard, Mills, Kimble, Edwards, Tom Green, Irion, Reagan, Coke, Schleicher, Crockett, Sutton, Sterling, Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Walker, Liberty, San Jacinto, Grimes, Hardin, Matagorda, Colorado, Austin, Wharton, Brazoria, Waller, Washington, Galveston, Chambers, Orange, Jefferson, Brazos, Burleson, Lee, Victoria, Refugio, De Witt, Jackson, Goliad, Lavaca, Calhoun, La Salle, Bexar, Bandera, Kendall, Frio, Mcmullen, Atascosa, Medina, Kerr, Live Oak, Webb, Zapata, Comal, Bee, Guadalupe, Karnes, Wilson, Gonzales, Nueces, Jim Wells, San Patricio, Kenedy, Duval, Brooks, Aransas, Jim Hogg, Kleberg, Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr, Willacy, Bastrop, Burnet, Blanco, Hays, Caldwell, Gillespie, Uvalde, Dimmit, Zavala, Kinney, Real, Val Verde, Terrell, Maverick, Fayette, Oldham, Gray, Wheeler, Lipscomb, Hutchinson, Parmer, Potter, Moore, Hemphill, Randall, Hartley, Armstrong, Hale, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Castro, Lamb, Ochiltree, Carson, Hansford, Swisher, Roberts, Collingsworth, Childress, Dickens, Floyd, Cottle, Hardeman, Donley, Foard, Hall, Motley, King, Briscoe, Hockley, Cochran, Terry, Crosby, Yoakum, Bailey, Lubbock, Garza, Dawson, Gaines, Lynn, Jones, Stonewall, Nolan, Taylor, Howard, Mitchell, Scurry, Kent, Fisher, Midland, Martin, Andrews, Reeves, Ward, Pecos, Crane, Jeff Davis, Borden, Glasscock, Ector, Winkler, Upton, Loving, El Paso, Brewster, Hudspeth, Presidio, Culberson, and all other areas of the state.