Find 2019 Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug) Plans in South Carolina

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South Carolina Medicare Insurance

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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, 469,577 enrolled in a Stand Alone South Carolina Prescription Drug Plan and 222,715 enrolled in an South Carolina 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.

South Carolina 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 South Carolina is $48.26, 9.32% less than the national average of $53.22. The lowest available Medicare Part D monthly premium in the state of South Carolina in 2017 is $14.60.
  • The maximum possible annual drug deductible in any 2017 Medicare drug plan is $400, but in South Carolina the average annual drug deductible for Medicare Part D plans is $199.74. 42.11% of Medicare Part D insurance plans in South Carolina have a $0 annual drug deductible.

To assist seniors in choosing Medicare plans, CMS assigns star ratings to Medicare Part C and Part D plans each year based on preventive care, chronic condition management, customer service, member satisfaction, 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 South Carolina was 3.3 stars in 2017..
  • Among South Carolina's 2017 Medicare prescription drug plans with CMS star ratings:
    • 21.05% earned a score of 4 or 4.5 stars
    • 57.89% earned a score of 3 or 3.5 stars
    • 21.05% earned a score of 2.5 stars


Medicare Enrollment Dashboard:

There are 12 Part D insurance providers that offer affordable and comprehensive Part D insurance in South Carolina. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are WellCare, SilverScript, and Medco Medicare. In South Carolina,Humana 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 South Carolina:


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Mutual of Omaha Rx Plus (PDP)
TYPE:PDPCOST:from $41Not Rated
Mutual of Omaha Rx Value (PDP)
TYPE:PDPCOST:from $26Not Rated
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Essential (PDP)

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