From Pharmacy Drug Guide
The AARP MedicareRx Plan is a Medicare Part D plan offered by the private insurance company UnitedHealthcare. The plan allows patients to save money on prescription medications. It does not cover physician visits or medical procedures.
There are three programs to choose from, with varying coverage options. Two of the programs, AARP MedicareRx Preferred and AARP MedicareRx Enhanced, have no annual deductible, while the AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus plan has a deductible of $325. The AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus plan provides greater brand-name prescription drug coverage than the other two. All three plans cover thousands of generic medications.
|Type of plan||Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage|
|Eligibility||Americans over 65 years old or with qualifying medical conditions are eligible for Medicare|
|Offered through||United Healthcare|
|Annual deductible||$0 to $325|
|Copays||$1 to $2 and up at preferred pharmacies|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by Pharmacy Drug Guide is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
About the AARP MedicareRx Plan
The AARP MedicareRx plan is affiliated with the American Association of Retired Persons, but the association itself does not directly insure patients. AARP MedicareRx plans are available in most of the United States; however, patients in U.S. Territories as well as the states of Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Arizona, and Hawaii are not eligible to join. In addition, the plan only covers up to $2,970 worth of medications. To save on drugs through the program, patients must purchase their medications from preferred pharmacies. There are more than 65,000 preferred pharmacy locations, according to the AARP MedicareRx website.
AARP MedicareRx Plan Enrollment
Online enrollment is available on the AARP Medicare Plans website, or patients may call 866-255-4835.
New patients may enroll in all Medicare programs at any time within three months before or after their 65th birthday. Those who miss the enrollment window may enroll between October 15 and December 7 each year. The Social Security Administration oversees registration for Medicare Part A and Part B. However, Medicare Part D, the only program that provides comprehensive prescription drug coverage, is only available through private insurance companies such as UnitedHealthcare.