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Alabama Part D Plans

How to get drug coverage?

Medicare beneficiaries can obtain prescription drug coverage by enrolling in a Medicare stand alone prescription drug plan (Part D) or by enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) with a drug component.

Enrollment in 2016

In 2016, 457,914 enrolled in a Stand Alone Alabama Prescription Drug Plan and 247,888 enrolled in an Alabama Medicare Advantage Plan with prescription drug coverage.

Costs for Medicare drug coverage

Medicare drug plans cover a portion of all covered prescription drug costs after the enrollee has paid their annual drug deductible. However an enrollee’s actual drug costs will depend on their drug plan’s cost-sharing requirements for each drug tier, whether they use a preferred pharmacy in the plan’s network, whether their drugs are listed in the plan’s formulary (and if so, the tier in which the drugs are listed), and whether the enrollee is eligible for income-based subsidies.

Alabama 2017 Medicare Part D Plans at a glance

Using CMS data HealthPocket found that:

  • The average monthly premium for a 2017 Medicare prescription drug plan in Alabama is $52.10, 2.11% less than the national average of $53.22. The lowest available Medicare Part D monthly premium in the state of Alabama in 2017 is $17.00.
  • The maximum possible annual drug deductible in any 2017 Medicare drug plan is $400, but in Alabama the average annual drug deductible for Medicare Part D plans is $227.05. 40.91% of Medicare Part D insurance plans in Alabama have a $0 annual drug deductible.

To assist seniors in choosing Medicare plans, CMS assigns star ratings to Medicare Part D plans each year based on customer service, member complaints, member satisfaction, patient safety, and drug pricing. Ratings range from 1 star (a poor plan) to 5 stars (an excellent plan).

  • The average CMS star rating assigned to Medicare Part D insurance plans in Alabama was 3.3 stars in 2017.
  • Among Alabama's 2017 Medicare prescription drug plans with CMS star ratings:
    • 27.27% earned a score of 4 or 4.5 stars
    • 40.91% earned a score of 3 or 3.5 stars
    • 18.18% earned a score of 2.5 stars
    • 13.64% of plans are “Not enough data available”.

Sources:

Medicare Enrollment Dashboard:

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/CMSProgramStatistics/Dashboard.html

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Alabama Medicare Part D Insurance Companies

There are 13 Part D insurance providers that offer affordable and comprehensive Part D insurance in Alabama. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are UnitedHealthcare, Humana, and ExpressScripts. In Alabama,. The following are all medicare insurance providers in Alabama:

Humana

3 Plans

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

3 Plans

WellCare

2 Plans

Members Health Insurance Company

2 Plans

Aetna

2 Plans

Magellan Rx Medicare

1 Plans

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2018 Best Medicare Part D Plans in Alabama

There are 29 medicare part d plans in Alabama. The following are the 10 highest rated part d plans in Alabama based on their CMS rating for the plan's overall quality.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $20SilverScript - SilverScript Choice (PDP)
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from $22ExpressScripts - Express Scripts Medicare - Saver (PDP)
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from $35ExpressScripts - Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)
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from $46SilverScript - SilverScript Plus (PDP)
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from $85ExpressScripts - Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP)
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from $89UnitedHealthcare - AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)
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from $17Aetna - Aetna Medicare Rx Select (PDP)
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from $20Humana - Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)
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from $23Aetna - Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)
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from $25Humana - Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)
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Best Alabama Part D Plans for patients with High Blood Pressure

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare part d plans in Alabama based on their CMS rating of the plan's medication adherence for hypertension.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $74Members Health Insurance Company - Farm Bureau Select Rx (PDP)Not Rated
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from $46Farm Bureau Health Plans - Farm Bureau Essential Rx (PDP)Not Rated
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from $57Magellan Rx Medicare - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $50Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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Best Alabama Part D Plans for patients with High Cholesterol

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare part d plans in Alabama based on their CMS rating of the plan's medication adherence for cholesterol.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $74Members Health Insurance Company - Farm Bureau Select Rx (PDP)Not Rated
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from $46Farm Bureau Health Plans - Farm Bureau Essential Rx (PDP)Not Rated
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from $57Magellan Rx Medicare - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $50Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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Best Alabama Part D Plans for patients with Diabetes

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in Alabama based on their CMS rating for the plan's ability for diabetes treatment and the plan's medication adherence for oral diabetes medications.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $74Members Health Insurance Company - Farm Bureau Select Rx (PDP)Not Rated
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from $46Farm Bureau Health Plans - Farm Bureau Essential Rx (PDP)Not Rated
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from $57Magellan Rx Medicare - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $50Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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Most Popular Medicare Doctors in Alabama

The following are the most popular medicare doctors in Alabama based on the provider utilization and payment data published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

NameSpecialtyLocation
Internal MedicineBIRMINGHAM, AL
DermatologyBIRMINGHAM, AL
Neurological SurgeryBIRMINGHAM, AL
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)BIRMINGHAM, AL
SurgeryMOBILE, AL
Orthopaedic SurgeryDOTHAN, AL
Orthopaedic SurgeryHUNTSVILLE, AL
Internal MedicineFAIRHOPE, AL
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)MOBILE, AL
SurgeryHUNTSVILLE, AL
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Browse Part D Plans by Cities

  1. Birmingham, AL
  2. Montgomery, AL
  3. Mobile, AL
  4. Huntsville, AL
  5. Tuscaloosa, AL
  6. Hoover, AL
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