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2013 Drug Plan Benefits in Plain Text

Description of the WellCare Classic (PDP) plan (S5967 - 170) in CMS Region 33 (HI).



Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Benefit Details in Plain Text
The following Medicare Prescription Drug plan (PDP) benefits apply to the WellCare Classic (PDP) plan (S5967 - 170) in CMS Region 33, which includes all counties in HI.

This plan is administered by WELLCARE PRESCRIPTION INSURANCE, INC., a national plan provider. This means that the insurance carrier offers Medicare Part D plan in most every state. To switch to a different Medicare Prescription Drug plan or to change your location, click here.
Click here to see this information for the WellCare Classic (PDP) plan in a chart format along with the plan enrollment options. We will also send a copy of the plan benefit details chart to your email account.

Plan Premium
The WellCare Classic (PDP) plan has a monthly premium of $27.70. That is $332.40 for 12 months. There are a few factors that can increase or decrease this premium. If you qualify for full extra help, your monthly premium will be $0. If you have a premium penalty, your premium will be higher.

Plan Membership and Plan Ratings
The WellCare Classic (PDP) plan a new plan in county, therefore we do not yet have membership figures. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has has given this plan carrier a summary rating of 3.00 stars. The detail CMS plan carrier ratings are as follows: a Customer Service Rating of 4 out of 5 stars , a Member Experience Rating of 4 out of 5 stars, and a Drug Cost Information Accuracy Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Prescription Drug Coverage: Deductible, Cost-sharing, Formulary
This plan does NOT have a deductible for the prescription drug coverage. That means that you have first dollar coverage. Some plans have a deductible that must be paid (in full) prior to the prescription coverage assisting in your prescripition costs (See cost-sharing below). The maximum deductible for 2013 is $325. This plan (WellCare Classic (PDP)) has no deductible.
The following information is about the WellCare Classic (PDP) formulary (or drug list). There are 2835 drugs on the WellCare Classic (PDP) formulary. the WellCare Classic (PDP) does offer a mail order service. Click here to browse the WellCare Classic (PDP) Formulary.
The Initial Coverage Phase (ICP) can be thought of as the cost-sharing phase of the plan. During this phase, you and the insurance company share your prescription costs. Since this plan has no deductible, your coverage (initial coverage phase) will start right away. All medication are divided into tiers within the plans formulary. This helps the plan to organize and manage the prescription cost-sharing. The WellCare Classic (PDP) plan’s formulary is divided into 4 tiers. Every plan can name their tiers differently, and can place medications on any tier. The cost-sharing for this plan is divided as follows: Tier 1 contains Preferred Generic drugs. The tier 1 co-payment is $6.00. Tier 2 contains Preferred Brand drugs. The tier 2 co-payment is $43.00. Tier 3 contains Non-Preferred Brand drugs. The tier 3 co-payment is $95.00. Tier 4 contains Non-Preferred Brand drugs. The tier 4 co-insurance is 33% of the drug costs.    Click here to browse the WellCare Classic (PDP) Formulary. The WellCare Classic (PDP) plan’s Initial Coverage Limit is $2970. When this limit is reached, you exit the Initial Coverage Phase and enter the Coverage Gap (or Donut Hole).
The Coverage Gap, which is also known as the Donut (Doughnut) Hole is the phase of your Medicare Part D plan where you are responsible for 100% of your medication costs. Healthcare Reform mandates that the insurance carrier pay 21% of your generic drug prescription costs in the donut hole on your behalf. The brand-name drug manufacturer will pay 50% and your plan will pay an additional 2.5% of the cost of your brand-name drugs pruchased in the Donut Hole. The 50% paid by the brand-name drug manufacturer is paid on your behalf and therefore counts toward your TrOOP (or True Out-of-Pocket) costs. The portion paid by your plan, does not count toward TrOOP. Some Medicare Part D plans offer coverage during the Coverage Gap that is beyond the mandated discounts. Any drug not covered by the plan’s Gap Coverage will still receive the discounts noted above -- even if the plan has "No Gap Coverage". This plan (WellCare Classic (PDP)) offers No Coverage during the Coverage Gap phase.

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