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AARP's Medicare Question and Answer Tool

How can I choose the best prescription drug plan for my needs?

En español | First, make a list of the medications you are taking including their dosage, frequency and whether they are brand-name drugs or generics. Consider if you fill all of your prescriptions at one pharmacy, or if you use several. This is important because some of the national Part D plans are offering lower costs for prescriptions filled at “preferred” pharmacies. If your pharmacy does not fall into that “preferred” group, then you may wish to look for a plan that does not use “preferred” pharmacy networks.


You a can go online and review the Medicare plans available in your area. You can find the tool at  

You’ll be able to see prices, pharmacies available and each plan’s quality rating. You can also call Medicare together and ask them to review plans with you over the phone at 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227).


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