Medicare Prescription Drug Plans add coverage to the Original Medicare
Plan, some Medicare Cost Plans, some Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service
Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. These plans are offered by insurance companies and other private
companies approved by Medicare.
When you join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you use the plan member
card that you get from the plan when you go to the pharmacy. When you use
the card, you will get a discount on your prescriptions.
Your costs will vary depending on your financial situation and which
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan you choose. If you have limited income and
resources, you may get extra help to cover prescription drugs for little or
To compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, go to the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder.