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PDP-Facts: 2014 Medicare Part D Plan Facts-
    Region (State) and National

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2014 National Medicare Part D Plan Statistics*
and Averages per Region
Statistic 2014 Change 14-13 2013 Change 13-12 2012
Total Number of Part D Drug Plans 1169 124 1045 4 1041
Average Nbr of Part D Plans per Region 34 3 31 0 31
Nbr of Enhanced (EA) Plans 584 72 512 12 500
Avg. Enhanced Plans per Region 17 2 15 0 15
Nbr of Basic (BA, DS, AE) Plans 585 52 533 -8 541
Avg. Nbr of Basic Plans per Region 17 1 16 0 16

Nbr of $0 Deductible Plans 553 87 466 -22 488
Avg. Nbr of $0 Ded. Plans per Region 16 2 14 0 14
Percent $0 Deductible Plans 47% 2% 45% -2% 47%

Nbr of Plans with a Premium < $25 141 68 73 13 60
Avg Nbr of Plans - Premium < $25 4 2 2 0 2
Percent Plans with a Premium < $25 12% 5% 7% 1% 6%

Lowest Cost PDP Plan (Premium) $12.50 $-2.50 $15.00 $-0.10 $15.10
Highest Cost PDP Plan (Premium) $174.70 $9.30 $165.40 $33.60 $131.80
Average PDP Plan Premium (Cost) $53.80 $0.54 $53.26 $-0.73 $53.99
% Change in Avg. PDP Plan Costs -- 1% -- -1% --
Avg. Weighted PDP Plan Premium** $41.23 $3.02 $38.21 $0.77 $37.44
% Change Weighted Avg. PDP Costs** -- 8% -- 2% --

Number of PDP Plans with Any Gap Coverage in the Gap (Donut Hole) 278 -69 347 77 270
Percent of PDP Plans with Any Gap Coverage 24% -9% 33% 7% 26%
Lowest Cost Plan with Any Gap Coverage
View coverage type / premium details
$41.00 $7.00 $34.00 $-20.50 $54.50

Number of LIS PDP Plans
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
352 20 332 5 327
Nbr of Unique LIS Qualified Plans
View List of LIS Qualified Plans
26 2 24 1 23

Premium Changes for Persons Staying in their Current Plan View premium detail chart
Nbr of Plans with Premium Decrease 390 46 344 -25 369
Nbr of Plans with No Premium Change 26 -7 33 -78 111
Nbr of Plans with Premium Increase 524 -84 608 195 413
% of People with a Premium Increase 63% -7% 70% 16% 54%
Weighted Average Increase for People with a Premium Increase $6.22 $2.37 $3.85 $-1.12 $4.97
Note: *Stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP)s only. Data for MA-PD plans not included. The data for the sanctioned Aetna plans is NOT included on this page The data is calculated per region. For example. A plan which is avalilable in CMS Region 6 which includes PA and WV is counted once, not twice.
**The plan premium weighted averages are calculated by multiplying the plan premium by the number of enrollees in the plan to give more "weight" to plans with more members.

Links above will take you to examples for California (or select your state once in PDP-Finder or PDP-Compare)

: : Details of the 2014 CMS Standard Plan including cost sharing, LIS benchmarks, etc.

Details for the Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2014
H/LStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
LowAKHumana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)$12.50$310.00No Gap CoverageEnhanced
HighFLBlueMedicare Rx-Option 2 (PDP)$174.70$0.00Many GenericsEnhanced
            : : Click to see 2014 Part D Plan details for California or choose your state.
            The chart above shows the details of the least expensive and most expensive
            plans available for 2014.

Min. and Max. Premium Plans in 2013 and how the plan changes in 2014
H/LYearStatePlan NamePrem.Ded.Gap CoverageBenefit Type
Low2013WIAARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)$15.00$325.00No Gap CoverageBasic
  2014WIAARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)$23.80$310.00No Gap CoverageBasic

High2013DC DE MDBlueRx Enhanced (PDP)$165.40$0.00Many GenericsEnhanced
  2014DC DE MDBlueRx Enhanced (PDP)$170.50$0.00Many GenericsEnhanced

            : : Click to see change details for all plans in California or choose your state.
            The chart above details the least (and most) expensive plan in 2013 and
            plan features and costs should you stay in the same plan in 2014.

Gap Coverage Types and Minimum Premium for 2014 Part D Plans
2014 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNbr.
Plans
Min.
Prem.
No Gap Coverage891$12.50
Few Brands34$41.00
Some Generics15$52.20
Call Plan for details34$55.40
Many Generics14$69.30
Some Generics, Some Brands77$77.60
Many Generics, Some Brands71$97.40
Many Generics, Few Brands1$99.70
Few Generics32$108.40
2013 Gap Coverage Details
Gap Coverage TypeNbr.
Plans
Min.
Prem.
No Gap Coverage698$15.00
Many Generics66$34.00
Some Generics69$47.90
Few Generics32$65.80
Some Generics and Some Brands93$79.30
Some Generics and Few Brands1$83.90
Many Generics and Some Brands77$86.20
Many Generics and Few Brands3$88.80
All Generics6$88.90
               Notes: Click the Gap Coverage Type above to see plan details in California
               or choose your state.


Gap coverage descriptions apply to formulary drugs only. The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2012, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 14% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 50% discount in the coverage gap. The Gap Coverage Types discussed in this section are in addition to the Healthcare Reform mandated discounts. The percentage of "Generic" and "Brand" drugs covered in the gap are each separately calculated and the following descriptions are used:
  • "All": 100% of formulary drugs of this type (generic or brand as noted) are covered through the gap. Ex: "All Generics". A label of "All Formulary Drugs" is applied for plans that cover 100% of "generic" and 100% of "brand" products (either by covering all formulary drug products in the gap or by having no initial coverage limit),
  • "Many": >=65% to <100% of formulary drugs of this type (generic or brand as noted) are covered through the gap. Ex: "Many Generics",
  • "Some": >=10% to <65 % of formulary drugs of this type (generic or brand as noted) are covered through the gap. Ex: "Some Generics",
  • "Few": >0% to <10% of formulary drugs of this type (generic or brand as noted) are covered through the gap (and must also be >15 products covered through the gap),
  • "No Gap Coverage": 0% of drugs are covered through the gap (or <=15 products covered through the gap).


$0 Premium LIS Qualified 2014 Part D Plans
2014 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921
Advantage-Plus Meridian (PDP)S7610
Advantage-Plus Meridian (PDP)S7230
Aetna CVS/pharmacy Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)S5810
Blue Cross MedicareRx Basic (PDP)S5715
Blue MedicareRx Standard (PDP)S5596
Blue MedicareRx Value (PDP)S5726
Blue MedicareRx Value (PDP)S6506
Cigna Medicare Rx Secure (PDP)S5617
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx -Reg12 (PDP)S5932
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP)S7694
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5660
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5983
First Health Part D Essentials (PDP)S5768
HealthMarkets Value Rx (PDP)S0128
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5884
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5552
SecureAdvantage Rx - Option 1 (PDP)S9014
SilverScript Basic (PDP)S5601
SmartD Rx Saver (PDP)S0064
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)S0522
Transamerica MedicareRx Classic (PDP)S9579
United American - Select (PDP)S5755
WellCare Classic (PDP)S5967
Windsor Rx (PDP)S2505
Windsor Rx (PDP)S4802
2013 LIS Qualifying Plans
Plan NamePlan ID
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)S5921
Aetna CVS/pharmacy Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)S5810
AR Blue Cross - Medi-Pak Rx Basic (PDP)S5795
Blue MedicareRx Standard (PDP)S5596
Cigna Medicare Rx Plan One (PDP)S5617
Colorado Access Vista Medicare PDP (PDP)S3706
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP)S7694
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5983
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)S5660
First Health Part D Essentials (PDP)S5569
First Health Part D Premier (PDP)S5768
First United American - Select (PDP)S5580
HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan -Reg12 (PDP)S5932
Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5552
Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)S5884
Reader's Digest Value Rx (PDP)S0128
SecureAdvantage Rx - Option 1 (PDP)S9014
SilverScript Basic (PDP)S5601
SmartD Rx Saver (PDP)S0064
SmartSaver Rx PDP (PDP)S1140
United American - Select (PDP)S5755
WellCare Classic (PDP)S5967
Windsor Rx (PDP)S2505
Windsor Rx (PDP)S4802
               Note: Click heading above to see plan details in California or choose your state.
               Please note, not all plans are available in every state.


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