Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plans are standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDP), and are available to Medicare beneficiaries living in:
- Rhode Island
We offer two plans to choose from:
- Blue MedicareRx Value Plus (PDP)
- Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP)
Some things to consider:
- Part D is offered through standalone prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. You may only have one Part D plan at a time
- If you already have a Medicare Advantage plan with Part D coverage (Medicare HMO Blue or Medicare PPO Blue plans) you won't need to purchase a prescription drug plan
- If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan and enroll in Blue MedicareRx, you will be automatically disenrolled from your Medicare Advantage plan
When to Join a Part D Plan
If you are eligible for, and have not enrolled in, any kind of Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, and you don't currently have creditable prescription drug coverage (that is a plan that covers at least as much as standard Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage), there are special rules for when you can join a Part D plan.
The annual election period for Medicare Part D is from October 15 through December 7. In addition, there is another chance to join a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. From January 1 through March 31st, a member may disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan and choose Original Medicare and a Part D plan.
If you do not enroll during the annual enrollment period or when you become eligible, your premium cost may go up for every month that you wait to join or do not obtain coverage. This penalty is imposed by the federal government.
For more information about the premium penalty, please visit the Medicare.gov website's Frequently Asked Questions section.
Blue MedicareRx (PDP) is a Prescription Drug Plan with a Medicare Contract. Blue MedicareRx Value Plus (PDP) and Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP) are two Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available to service residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Coverage is available to residents of the service area or members of an employer or union group and separately issued by one of the following plans: Anthem Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Connecticut, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont are the legal entities which have contracted as a joint enterprise with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are the risk-bearing entities for Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plans. The joint enterprise is a Medicare-approved Part D Sponsor. Enrollment in Blue MedicareRx (PDP) depends on contract renewal.
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