Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan, MS 2013 PDP

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Summary Rating:This Medicare drug plan has an average rating of 3.0
Premium:
$18.50
Deductible:$325.00
Initial Coverage Limit:$2,970.00
Mail Order:Yes
Gap Coverage:No Gap Coverage
$0 Premium LIS Benefit:Yes
Drugs in Formulary:3100
Drug Plan ID:S5884-142
Plan Year:2013
CMS Approved for:MS Residents
Plan Type:National
Members in Region:17389

PDP Plan Highlights

Healthy Mississippi Senior, Medicare Part D Plan: Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) S5884-142MS Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx (PDP) is an approved Mississippi Medicare Part D Plan. The Humana Insurance Company plan is based on formulary 00012265 with 3100 drugs approved by the FDA. The annual premium is $222.00 ($18.50 monthly), and it carries a $325.00 deductible on all prescribed medications. The maximum deductible for 2013 is $325. This is regulated by CMS.

Mississippi seniors, several factors may increase or decrease this premium. For example, if you qualify for full or partial Extra Help, your premium could be lower. If you have a premium penalty (for late entry), your premium will be higher.

Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan Initial Coverage Phase

The Initial Coverage Phase (ICP) is your plan’s cost-sharing phase. During the ICP both you and your insurance provider share the cost of your prescription medications. This plan has a deductible, so your ICP does not start until the deductible has been paid.

Each medication is put into a tier within the plan’s formulary. This is simply a way for the insurer to manage cost-sharing. It’s important to note that every plan can put medications on any tier they deem suitable. This is not standardized, because it is based on cost and the various risk models used by the insurers.

If you choose Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx (PDP) your pharmacy co-pay in Mississippi will be tiered as follows:

Tier  Co-Pay AmountMedications in Tier
1$1.00258 Preferred Generics
2$5.001044 Non-Preferred Generics
320%885 Preferred Brand Drugs
435%913 Non-Preferred Brand Drugs
50 Specialty Drugs

The Initial Coverage Limit (ICL) is $2,970.00. This policy does qualify for the full LIS benefit ($0.00 monthly premium).

Coverage Gap Phase

The Coverage Gap, also known as the Donut Hole is the phase of your Part D plan where you must pay all of your medication costs. Healthcare Reform offers some additional assistance. For 2012 your insurance carrier will pay 7% of your generic drug prescription costs for you while you are in the donut hole. Likewise, the brand-name drug pharmaceutical companies cover half (50%) of your brand-name drug prescription costs. These subsidies count toward your True Out of Pocket (TrOOP) costs.

Some Medicare Part D plans provide additional Coverage Gap assistance that covers you above and beyond the discounts mandated by the Healthcare Reform Act. It’s important to note that if you have prescriptions that are not covered under your plan’s Gap Coverage, you will still get the generic and brand name drug discounts listed above, even if the plan itself does not offer gap coverage.

The Gap Coverage with this policy: You must pay the $3727.50.

Plan Members

Nation wide, the number of seniors using the Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan policy is 1,412,142. In region 20 (your region) there are approximately 17,389 people with this policy (based on 2011 CMS statistics).

Facts About Humana Insurance Company

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

Essential Information About Medicare Part D

Drugstore contracts are different with every drug program. Many programs have strict geographic restrictions, including state boundaries, while others give national coverage. For those who have an active lifestyle which often includes regular traveling, it will help you to possess a policy that permits you to use drug stores in all states.

Medicare Part D plans use a specified service area. This is the area in which the provider does business. To sign up, you must live in the plan’s services area. Be aware that nearly all carriers provide mail-order solutions. In this way you can have your medications mailed directly to your residence. Your representative will assist you to look for a program that suits your requirements, so don’t be reluctant to simply call and ask.

Each and every medical insurance supplier sets their own prices. Monthly premiums pertaining to prescription drug plans vary quite a bit, even to get equivalent coverage, therefore it will pay you to shop before you purchase.

Insurance companies announce new prices and other premium particulars each October. Make sure to take a look at and compare premiums each year in advance of open enrollment.

Please remember if you do not sign up for a Medicare Part D insurance plan when you first are eligible, your long term monthly premiums will likely be higher. This late entry consequence is established by Medicare, not the insurance suppliers. Each month you delay following eligibility you'll pay an extra 1% per month permanently.