Find 2018 Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug) Plans in Alaska

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Alaska 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, 34,607 enrolled in a Stand Alone Alaska Prescription Drug Plan and 660 enrolled in an Alaska 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.

Alaska 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 Alaska is $52.11, 2.09% less than the national average of $53.22. The lowest available Medicare Part D monthly premium in the state of Alaska in 2017 is $17.00.
  • The maximum possible annual drug deductible in any 2017 Medicare drug plan is $400, but in Alaska the average annual drug deductible for Medicare Part D plans is $271.88. 31.25% of Medicare Part D insurance plans in Alaska 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 Alaska was 3.2 stars in 2017.
  • Among Alaska's 2017 Medicare prescription drug plans with CMS star ratings:
    • 18.75% earned a score of 4 or 4.5 stars
    • 56.25% earned a score of 3 or 3.5 stars
    • 25% earned a score of 2.5 stars

Sources:

Medicare Enrollment Dashboard:

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

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Alaska Medicare Part D Insurance Companies

There are 10 Part D insurance providers that offer affordable and comprehensive Part D insurance in Alaska. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are UnitedHealthcare, Medco Medicare, and Humana. In Alaska,. The following are all medicare insurance providers in Alaska:

Humana

3 Plans

WellCare

2 Plans

Cigna

2 Plans

Aetna

1 Plans

2018 Featured Medicare Part D Plans in Alaska

There are 19 medicare part d plans in Alaska. The following are the 10 highest rated part d plans in Alaska based on their CMS rating for the plan's overall quality.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $22Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Saver (PDP)
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from $47Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)
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from $53SilverScript - SilverScript Choice (PDP)
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from $78UnitedHealthcare - AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)
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from $95Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP)
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from $20Humana - Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)
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from $28Aetna - Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)
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from $30Humana - Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)
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from $31UnitedHealthcare - AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)
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from $33UnitedHealthcare - AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP)
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Alaska Featured Part D Plans for patients with High Blood Pressure

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $65Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $29Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $78WellCare - WellCare Extra (PDP)
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from $33WellCare - WellCare Classic (PDP)
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from $96First Health - First Health Part D Premier Plus (PDP)
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Alaska Featured Part D Plans for patients with High Cholesterol

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $65Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $29Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $78WellCare - WellCare Extra (PDP)
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from $33WellCare - WellCare Classic (PDP)
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from $96First Health - First Health Part D Premier Plus (PDP)
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Alaska Featured Part D Plans for patients with Diabetes

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in Alaska 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 $65Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $29Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $78WellCare - WellCare Extra (PDP)
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from $33WellCare - WellCare Classic (PDP)
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from $96First Health - First Health Part D Premier Plus (PDP)
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Most Popular Medicare Doctors in Alaska

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

NameSpecialtyLocation
Internal MedicineANCHORAGE, AK
Orthopaedic SurgeryANCHORAGE, AK
Orthopaedic SurgeryANCHORAGE, AK
Internal MedicineANCHORAGE, AK
Internal MedicineANCHORAGE, AK
OphthalmologyANCHORAGE, AK
Internal MedicineANCHORAGE, AK
Internal MedicineANCHORAGE, AK
Internal MedicineANCHORAGE, AK
Internal MedicineANCHORAGE, AK
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  1. Anchorage, AK
  2. Fairbanks, AK
  3. Juneau, AK
  4. Sitka, AK
  5. Ketchikan, AK
  6. Kenai, AK
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