Compare Medicare Prescription Drug (Part C) Plans

Find and Compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans from UnitedHealthcare

By design, Original Medicare doesn't provide prescription drug coverage. If you need prescription drugs, you can purchase a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

 

There are a number of prescription drug plans to choose from depending on where you live. Each plan has a different level of coverage with premiums, deductibles and copays to fit your health needs and budget. If you're shopping for a Medicare prescription drug plan, it's important to learn each plan's coverage and costs to decide which may be best for you. 

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans from UnitedHealthcare

2021 AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP) 2021 AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) 2021 AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)
Would be a good fit for you if

You’re looking for a low premium and can fill your prescriptions at one of more than 9,200 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations.

You're looking for a plan with robust drug coverage and a broad pharmacy network.

You don't take many prescription drugs and are looking for low copays and a broad pharmacy network.

Annual Deductible

$0 for Drug Tiers 1-2
$445 for Drug Tiers 3-5

$02

$445 

Drug List

Includes many generic and brand name drugs covered by Medicare Part D.

Includes most generic and commonly used brand name drugs covered by Medicare Part D. 

Includes many generic drugs and some commonly used brand name drugs covered by Medicare Part D.

Coverage Gap

You pay no more than 25% of the total cost for generic drugs or 25% of the total cost for brand name drugs, for any drug tier during the coverage gap.

You pay no more than 25% of the total cost for generic drugs or 25% of the total cost for brand name drugs, for any drug tier during the coverage gap.

You pay no more than 25% of the total cost for generic drugs or 25% of the total cost for brand name drugs, for any drug tier during the coverage gap.

Preferred Retail Pharmacy Network

Copays as low as $0 when you fill your prescription at a Walgreens pharmacy.1,3,6

You could save 50% on copays for Tier 1 drugs at a preferred retail pharmacy.1,4,6 

Copays as low as $1 when you fill your prescription at a Preferred Retail Network pharmacy.1,3, 6

OptumRx Home Delivery

$0 copay for a 90-day supply of Tier 1 medication (typically generic drugs).5

$0 copay for a 90-day supply of Tier 1 and Tier 2 medication (typically generic drugs). 5

$3 copay for a 90-day supply of Tier 1 medication (typically generic drugs). 5

Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan That Fits Your Needs

 

Finding a Medicare prescription drug plan can feel confusing at first. The good news is that with a few questions, you can make a more confident decision.
 

Review how you think you'll use the plan. Use the questions below as a starting point, take some notes, and use the links above to help with your decision.
 

Cost: 
 

  • Will the plan's monthly premium and annual deductible fit your budget?
  • What are the initial coverage and out-of-pocket limits?
  • Will you need high-cost prescription drugs? Consider a plan that covers medications in the gap.
  • Do you need to stay within a budget? Find plans with a no or low deductible, or coverage gap protection.

 

Formulary (Drug List): 
 

  • Which prescription drugs do you take? Find your medications on the formulary (the list of drugs covered by the plan) to compare costs.
  • Do you take brand name drugs? Or would you switch to a generic drug to lower your costs?
 

Pharmacies: 
 

  • Does the plan include a pharmacy network? Is your local pharmacy included?
  • Are you willing to use a mail order pharmacy?
  • Will Walgreens work, or do you need a broader range of pharmacy options?

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan?

 

You need prescription drug coverage, but do you need other health care benefits, too? You might be deciding between a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan and a Medicare Advantage plan.

Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans

Since Original Medicare Parts A and B don't include prescription drug coverage, a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan helps cover the costs of medication. If you only need prescription drug coverage to complete your Original Medicare plan, a UnitedHealthcare Part D plan may be your best option. UnitedHealthcare Part D plans help you save money and give you peace of mind. Each plan includes commonly used generic and brand name prescription drugs, and has slightly different coverage and drug lists.

 

Medicare Advantage (Part C) Plans that Include Part D Coverage

If you're looking for more complete coverage, there's an all-in-one option. Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans may provide better prescription drug coverage than a stand-alone Part D plan, and offer more benefits than Original Medicare. A Medicare Advantage plan combines your doctor, hospital and prescription drug coverage with low monthly premiums—some as low as $0.


Medicare Advantage plans may include:

  • Low-cost premiums, some as low as $0
  • Prescription drug coverage for thousands of brand name and generic drugs
  • Drug copays as low as $0 with home delivery from OptumRx® 5
  • Set copays and yearly limits to out-of-pocket spending
  • Routine hearing and vision coverage
  • Fitness plans and wellness programs
  • Urgent care and worldwide emergency coverage

Remember: Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug plans cover a certain set of prescription drugs. Before enrolling, be sure to check each plan's drug list (formulary) to see if your medications are covered. If you already have prescription drug coverage, make sure your prescriptions are covered next year, too.

UnitedHealthcare Part D Information and Tools

 

To make it easier to find the plan you need, UnitedHealthcare provides information and tools to help you be informed before you choose.

AARP MedicareRx Plans

 

Find out more about the benefits of prescription drug plans from UnitedHealthcare. 

Get Help Choosing

 

Answer a few basic questions, and UnitedHealthcare will give you plan recommendations.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

 

Learn the basics of how Part D prescription drug plans work.

View Plans and Pricing

 

Find prescription drug plans in your area. If you're considering medical coverage, too, compare Medicare Advantage plans that include drug coverage—side by side.

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1 Not all plans available in all areas.

 

AARP MedicareRx plans: Member may use any pharmacy in the network but may not receive preferred retail pharmacy pricing. Pharmacies in the Preferred Retail Pharmacy Network may not be available in all areas. Copays apply after deductible.

 

AARP MedicareRx Walgreens plans: Member may use any pharmacy in the network but may not receive the same pricing as Walgreens, the plan’s preferred retail pharmacy. Walgreens pharmacies may not be available in all areas. Tier 3 and Tier 4 coinsurance applies after deductible.

 

The Preferred Retail Pharmacy Network is not available for the AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) plan in the following territories: Guam, American Samoa, U. S. Virgin Islands or Northern Mariana Islands. Copays apply after deductible.

 

2 The AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) plan will have a $435 deductible in the following territories: Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Northern Mariana Islands.

 

3 Copay applies to Tier 1 preferred retail pharmacy prescriptions. Copays may vary by state.

 

4 Savings of 50% apply to Tier 1 and/or Tier 2 copays on the AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) plan at a preferred retail pharmacy compared with the copays of standard pharmacies in the network.

 

5 OptumRx home delivery is not available for the AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) plan in the following territories: Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands or Northern Mariana Islands.

 

$0 copay may be restricted to particular tiers, preferred medications, or home delivery prescriptions during the initial coverage phase and may not apply during the coverage gap or catastrophic stage. OptumRx is an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. You are not required to use OptumRx home delivery for a 90-/100-day supply of your maintenance medication. Contact OptumRx anytime at 1-888-658-0539, TTY 711. If you have not used OptumRx home delivery, you must approve the first prescription order sent directly from your doctor to OptumRx before it can be filled. Prescriptions from OptumRx should arrive within 5 business days after we receive the complete order.

 

6 AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)’s pharmacy network includes limited lower-cost pharmacies in rural AK, MT, NE, ND, SD and WY. There are an extremely limited number of preferred cost share pharmacies in suburban MT. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use.  

 

AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)’s pharmacy network includes limited lower-cost pharmacies in rural AK, MT, NE, ND, SD and WY. There are an extremely limited number of preferred cost share pharmacies in suburban MT. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use.

 

AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP)’s pharmacy network includes limited lower-cost pharmacies in urban ND; suburban CA, HI, ND and PA; and rural AK, AR, HI, IA, ID, KS, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, OK, OR, PA, SD, TX and WY. There are an extremely limited number of preferred cost share pharmacies in suburban MT and rural ND.

 

For up-to-date information about our network pharmacies, including whether there are any lower-cost preferred pharmacies in your area, please call 1-888-867-5564 (TTY 711), 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week or consult the online pharmacy directory here