WOONSOCKET, R.I. — SilverScript Insurance, a CVS Caremark company, announced on Monday that a variety of new Medicare prescription drug plan options are available for 2013.
Enrollment for the 2013 plan year begins on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries can choose from three SilverScript plans whether they are looking for affordable yet comprehensive coverage, are concerned about coverage in the "donut hole" or don't currently take a lot of prescription drugs yet still want good basic coverage in case their circumstances change during the plan year:
SilverScript Choice — a $0-deductible plan with a low monthly premium that is below $30 in most states. The plan also features $0 co-pays for all tier-1 drugs, including most generic drugs, at any preferred pharmacy in the network or through the CVS Caremark mail-service pharmacy during the initial coverage stage. The preferred pharmacy network offers a wide selection of pharmacies across the country including many independent, community-based pharmacies, major retail pharmacy chains and CVS/pharmacy stores;
SilverScript Basic — a low monthly premium plan with a deductible designed for people who take few or no prescriptions, but still want comprehensive coverage should their prescription needs change; and
SilverScript Plus — a $0-deductible plan with a higher monthly premium that provides coverage during the Coverage Gap ("donut hole"). This plan is designed for people who take several medications on a regular basis and are likely to reach the Coverage Gap during the 2013 plan year.
"As part of our commitment to helping people on their path to better health, we asked Medicare beneficiaries what they wanted in a prescription drug plan related to cost and coverage including the ideal monthly premium, deductible and co-pay," said Adam Miller, EVP of Medicare Part D services for CVS Caremark. "Based on what we heard from consumers, we developed the SilverScript Choice PDP, which is among the lowest-cost plans in many regions when considering both premium and deductible. It is important for beneficiaries to remember that when they are selecting a plan, they should pay attention to the total cost. They should consider the monthly premium, whether there is a deductible or not and co-pay amounts."