Find 2019 Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug) Plans in Connecticut

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Connecticut 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, 326,476 enrolled in a Stand Alone Connecticut Prescription Drug Plan and 162,703 enrolled in an Connecticut 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.

Connecticut 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 Connecticut is $49.07, 7.80% less than the national average of $53.22. The lowest available Medicare Part D monthly premium in the state of Connecticut in 2017 is $14.60.
  • The maximum possible annual drug deductible in any 2017 Medicare drug plan is $400, but in Connecticut the average annual drug deductible for Medicare Part D plans is $210.53. 42.11% of Medicare Part D insurance plans in Connecticut 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 Connecticut was 3.4 stars in 2017.
  • Among Connecticut's 2017 Medicare prescription drug plans with CMS star ratings:
    • 10.53% earned a score of 5 stars
    • 21.05% earned a score of 4 or 4.5 stars
    • 47.37% earned a score of 3 or 3.5 stars
    • 21.05% 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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Connecticut Medicare Part D Insurance Companies

There are 13 Part D insurance providers that offer affordable and comprehensive Part D insurance in Connecticut. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are WellCare, SilverScript, and Medco Medicare. In Connecticut,ConnectiCare has the largest selection of Medicare Advantage plans while Humana offers the most Medicare Part D plans. The following are all medicare insurance providers in Connecticut:

WellCare

3 Plans

Humana

3 Plans

UNITEDHEALTHCARE INS. CO. & UHC INS. CO. OF NY

2 Plans

OMAHA HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

2 Plans

Aetna

2 Plans

MERIT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

1 Plans

2019 Featured Medicare Part D Plans in Connecticut

There are 27 medicare part d plans in Connecticut. The following are the 10 highest rated part d plans in Connecticut based on their CMS rating for the plan's overall quality.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $37Anthem BCBS - Blue MedicareRx Value Plus (PDP)
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from $127Anthem BCBS - Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP)
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from $24Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Saver (PDP)
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from $30Humana - Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)
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from $34SilverScript - SilverScript Choice (PDP)
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from $34Humana - Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)
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from $35Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)
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from $65SilverScript - SilverScript Plus (PDP)
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from $73Humana - Humana Enhanced (PDP)
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from $80SilverScript - SilverScript Allure (PDP)
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Connecticut Featured Part D Plans for patients with High Blood Pressure

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $41OMAHA HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Mutual of Omaha Rx Plus (PDP)Not Rated
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from $26OMAHA HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Mutual of Omaha Rx Value (PDP)Not Rated
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from $36MERIT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $52Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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Connecticut Featured Part D Plans for patients with High Cholesterol

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $41OMAHA HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Mutual of Omaha Rx Plus (PDP)Not Rated
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from $26OMAHA HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Mutual of Omaha Rx Value (PDP)Not Rated
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from $36MERIT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $52Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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Connecticut Featured Part D Plans for patients with Diabetes

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in Connecticut 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 $41OMAHA HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Mutual of Omaha Rx Plus (PDP)Not Rated
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from $26OMAHA HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Mutual of Omaha Rx Value (PDP)Not Rated
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from $36MERIT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $52Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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Most Popular Medicare Doctors in Connecticut

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

NameSpecialtyLocation
SurgerySTRATFORD, CT
SurgeryMIDDLETOWN, CT
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)HARTFORD, CT
SurgeryDARIEN, CT
DermatologyNORWICH, CT
SurgeryDARIEN, CT
PhlebologyAUSTIN, TX
SurgeryOLD GREENWICH, CT
RadiologySHELTON, CT
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  1. Bridgeport, CT
  2. New Haven, CT
  3. Hartford, CT
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  6. Norwalk, CT
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