Find 2018 Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug) Plans in South Dakota

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South Dakota 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, 99,258 enrolled in a Stand Alone South Dakota Prescription Drug Plan and 10,209 enrolled in an South Dakota 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 Dakota 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 Dakota is $50.99, 4.19% less than the national average of $53.22. The lowest available Medicare Part D monthly premium in the state of South Dakota in 2017 is $17.00.
  • The maximum possible annual drug deductible in any 2017 Medicare drug plan is $400, but in South Dakota the average annual drug deductible for Medicare Part D plans is $236.25. 40% of Medicare Part D insurance plans in South Dakota 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 Dakota was 3.4 stars in 2017.
  • Among South Dakota's 2017 Medicare prescription drug plans with CMS star ratings:
    • 10% earned a score of 5 stars
    • 20% earned a score of 4 or 4.5 stars
    • 45% earned a score of 3 or 3.5 stars
    • 20% earned a score of 2.5 stars
    • 5% 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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South Dakota Medicare Part D Insurance Companies

There are 12 Part D insurance providers that offer affordable and comprehensive Part D insurance in South Dakota. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are UnitedHealthcare, Medco Medicare, and Humana. In South Dakota,. The following are all medicare insurance providers in South Dakota:

Humana

3 Plans

WellCare

2 Plans

Cigna

2 Plans

MERIT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

1 Plans

Aetna

1 Plans

2018 Featured Medicare Part D Plans in South Dakota

There are 23 medicare part d plans in South Dakota. The following are the 10 highest rated part d plans in South Dakota based on their CMS rating for the plan's overall quality.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $37Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield - MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP)
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from $100Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield - MedicareBlue Rx Premier (PDP)
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from $22Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Saver (PDP)
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from $28SilverScript - SilverScript Choice (PDP)
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from $48Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)
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from $66SilverScript - SilverScript Plus (PDP)
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from $84UnitedHealthcare - AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)
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from $92Medco Medicare - Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP)
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from $20Humana - Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)
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from $26UnitedHealthcare - AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP)
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South Dakota Featured Part D Plans for patients with High Blood Pressure

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $78MERIT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $57Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $51Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $73WellCare - WellCare Extra (PDP)
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from $31WellCare - WellCare Classic (PDP)
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South Dakota Featured Part D Plans for patients with High Cholesterol

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $78MERIT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $57Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $51Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $73WellCare - WellCare Extra (PDP)
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from $31WellCare - WellCare Classic (PDP)
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South Dakota Featured Part D Plans for patients with Diabetes

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in South Dakota 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 $78MERIT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY - Magellan Rx Medicare Basic (PDP)
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from $57Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)
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from $51Cigna - Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)
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from $73WellCare - WellCare Extra (PDP)
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from $31WellCare - WellCare Classic (PDP)
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Most Popular Medicare Doctors in South Dakota

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

NameSpecialtyLocation
Internal MedicineSIOUX FALLS, SD
SurgerySIOUX FALLS, SD
DermatologyRAPID CITY, SD
DermatologyRAPID CITY, SD
DermatologyRAPID CITY, SD
Orthopaedic SurgerySIOUX FALLS, SD
Orthopaedic SurgeryDAKOTA DUNES, SD
OphthalmologySIOUX FALLS, SD
Internal MedicineABERDEEN, SD
OphthalmologySIOUX FALLS, SD
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  1. Sioux Falls, SD
  2. Rapid City, SD
  3. Aberdeen, SD
  4. Brookings, SD
  5. Watertown, SD
  6. Mitchell, SD
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