Medicare Part D
Medicare has made prescription drug coverage available to everyone currently on Medicare though their Part D program. Part D drug plans, which are sold by private insurance companies, can vary in cost and by the drugs they cover. This drug coverage is not included in Original Medicare and is typically available two different ways. Your first option is if you have Original Medicare, typically with a Medicare Supplement Plan, then you can enroll in a stand alone Part D plan when you are new to Medicare or during another valid enrollment period. The second way you can get drug coverage is built into a Medicare Advantage Plan.