The table below shows the standard benefits provided under Medicare Part D. As explained in “The New Medicare: Part D,” plans may differ.
|AMOUNT OF DRUG COSTS (per year)||WHO PAYS WHAT?|
|$250 or less||Plan pays zero
Beneficiary pays initial deductible of $250
|$251 – $2,250||Plan pays 75 percent
Beneficiary pays 25 percent of drug costs.
|$2,251 – $ 5,100||Plan pays nothing.
Beneficiary pays 100 percent percent of drug costs.
|$5,100 and over||Plan pays 95 percent of drug costs
Beneficiary pays 5 percent