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

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South Carolina 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, 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

Sources:

Medicare Enrollment Dashboard:

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

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South Carolina Medicare Part D Insurance Companies

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:

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

2019 Featured Medicare Part D Plans in South Carolina

There are 26 medicare part d plans in South Carolina. The following are the 10 highest rated part d plans in South Carolina based on their CMS rating for the plan's overall quality.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $23SilverScript - SilverScript Choice (PDP)
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from $25Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Saver (PDP)
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from $28Humana - Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)
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from $31Humana - Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)
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from $43Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)
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from $52SilverScript - SilverScript Plus (PDP)
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from $80SilverScript - SilverScript Allure (PDP)
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from $82Humana - Humana Enhanced (PDP)
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from $96Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP)
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from $14WellCare - WellCare Value Script (PDP)
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South Carolina Featured Part D Plans for patients with High Blood Pressure

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare part d plans in South Carolina 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 $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $51Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $21Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Essential (PDP)
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South Carolina Featured Part D Plans for patients with High Cholesterol

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare part d plans in South Carolina 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 $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $51Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $21Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Essential (PDP)
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South Carolina Featured Part D Plans for patients with Diabetes

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in South Carolina 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 $54Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $51Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $21Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Essential (PDP)
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Most Popular Medicare Doctors in South Carolina

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

NameSpecialtyLocation
DermatologyCHARLESTON, SC
Orthotic FitterCHARLESTON, SC
Internal MedicineCOLUMBIA, SC
Neurological SurgeryMYRTLE BEACH, SC
Internal MedicineMYRTLE BEACH, SC
SurgeryMYRTLE BEACH, SC
Internal MedicineROCK HILL, SC
Internal MedicineROCK HILL, SC
Internal MedicineMYRTLE BEACH, SC
OphthalmologyCHARLESTON, SC
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  1. Columbia, SC
  2. Charleston, SC
  3. North Charleston, SC
  4. Mount Pleasant, SC
  5. Rock Hill, SC
  6. Greenville, SC
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