partD

All Part D plans must cover at least two and often many more medications from the most prescribed medication classes and categories. These include:

  • HIV medications
  • antidepressants
  • cancer treatment medications
  • immunosuppressants
  • anticonvulsants
  • antipsychotics

Most plans also cover the majority of vaccines with no copay.

A Part D plan can change the medications or pricing on their coverage list at any time for several reasons, such as:

  • a generic of a brand becomes available
  • the price of brand may change if a generic becomes available
  • a new medication has become available or there’s new data about this treatment or medication

Prescription drugs not covered by Medicare Part D

Over-the-counter medications generally aren’t covered by Part D plans, which includes:

  • vitamins
  • supplements
  • cosmetic and weight loss medications

Prescription drugs not covered by Medicare Part D include:

  • fertility drugs
  • medications used to treat anorexia or other weight loss or gain when these conditions aren’t part of another diagnosis
  • medications prescribed solely for cosmetic purposes or hair growth
  • medications prescribed for the relief of cold or cough symptoms when these symptoms aren’t a part of another diagnosis
  • medications used to treat erectile dysfunction