Medicare prescription drug program
(Part D)

What is Medicare Part D?

Part D plans are an optional way for seniors age 65+ and people with disabilities to cover the cost of prescription drugs.

How to qualify for Part D

You must have or qualify for:

Signing up for Part D is optional.

When can I join?

  • If you already have Medicare, you can enroll in a Part D plan Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 of each year.
  • During this time, you can change plans, drop plans or sign up.
  • If you're turning age 65, you can join Part D in your Initial Enrollment Period.

How to sign up for Medicare Part D

What to consider when comparing Part D plans

Need help paying for Medicare? Plan Finder (

Instructions on how to use the Plan Finder (PDF, 166KB)

Find a Medicare Open Enrollment event in your area (

Updated 09/24/2015

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