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Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans

It's important that you enroll in a prescription drug plan as soon as you're eligible to avoid paying a late enrollment penalty External Site for the rest of your life. The longer you wait to enroll in a prescription drug plan, the higher the penalty.

There is one exception to enrolling in a Part D drug plan. After enrolling in Original Medicare, you have the option to purchase a Medicare Advantage plan instead of a Medicare supplement insurance plan. Wellmark's Medicare Advantage plans come with Part D prescription drug coverage. Find out more about Medicare Advantage plans.

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When to enroll in a prescription drug plan

Initial Enrollment Period

When you're first eligible for Medicare, you have a seven-month Initial Enrollment Period to sign up for a Medicare plan, including prescription drug coverage. The Initial Enrollment Period occurs three months before your 65th birthday, your birthday month and three months after.

During this seven-month period, it's important to enroll in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) to avoid a late enrollment penaltyLink and consider adding extra coverage such as Medicare Advantage or Medicare supplement paired with Part D prescription drug coverage.  

Initial Enrollment Period is 3 months prior to your birthday month and 3 months after your birthday month

Annual Enrollment Period

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period happens every year from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Any changes you make will go into effect on Jan. 1.

Initial Enrollment Period is 3 months prior to your birthday month and 3 months after your birthday month

Wellmark MedicareBlue SupplementSM plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S government or the federal Medicare program.

About MedicareBlue Rx (PDP)

MedicareBlue Rx is a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in MedicareBlue Rx depends on contract renewal. 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: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa*; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota*; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana*, a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska*; Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota*; Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota*; and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming*

*Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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