Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plans

Why is a Medicare Part D plan important?

Original Medicare usually only covers drugs administered during hospital or doctor visits. If you take regular medications, you may want to consider a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan. There are two ways to have Part D coverage:

  • You can enroll in a standalone Part D plan, also known as a PDP plan. You can have a PDP plan in addition to Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan, or a Medicare Advantage Private Fee-For-Service plan (that does not have drug coverage).
  • You can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan that includes Part D coverage.

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is October 15 to December 7

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What does Medicare Part D cover?

Medicare Part D plans offer coverage for common generic and brand name prescription drugs. The Federal government sets guidelines for what medications Medicare Part D plans must cover. However, the prescription drugs covered vary from plan to plan. Make sure your prescriptions are covered in each plan’s list of covered medications.

Find a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan that is right for you

UnitedHealthcare offers a selection of Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plans designed to meet a variety of medical needs and budgets.


  1. Based on CMS and NAIC enrollment data, May 2021.
  2. In AK and HI, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday