Enrolling in Part D
Now that you have learned that Part D plans cover prescriptions, you need to know how to first enroll into a plan!
The sections below will cover when to sign up and, more importantly, HOW to sign up.
* It is important to note that this page is strictly devoted to the very FIRST time that you are signing up for a Part D plan.
If you want to learn more about how and when to change your prescription drug coverage in the following years, just reference the "Changing Part D plans" page.
WHEN to Enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)
When it comes to enrolling into a prescription drug plan, there are essentially 2 types of enrollment windows.
(1) Your very first window is in your Initial Election Period (IEP), which is when you first turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare.
(2) Your second opportunity to enroll in part D is one of the many special election periods (SEP) that you may qualify for.
Click the "learn more" button below, for a detailed list of special election periods.
HOW to Enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)
Knowing when to enroll in drug coverage is only half the battle...
Now we need to explain exactly HOW to enroll so that you will feel confident in choosing a plan to enroll into.
This discussion is only going to refer to stand alone Part D plans, and NOT drug coverage within a Medicare Advantage plan (please refer to the Medicare Advantage section for help with MA prescription drug coverage).
For Part D, there are two primary ways to enroll into a plan. First, you can give us a call and we will help you complete an electronic application with the company you choose.
However, we do NOT contract with every Part D plan in the country so the other option can be done by going on the Medicare.gov plan finder.
Please watch the video to the left for detailed instructions on how to enroll through the Medicare.gov "plan finder".