Keeping tabs of the cost of your drugs could help warn you about
the infamous "doughnut hole" in the Medicare Part D plans.
The doughnut hole is the nickname for the coverage gap in the
Part D plans. Under the typical plan, when your total drug costs
(not your out-of-pocket expenses, which will be lower) reach
$2,251, you'll be without coverage and pay 100% of the cost of
the medication until your expenses reach $5,100, at which point
the catastrophic coverage (95% of the cost is covered) should
Some plans have put a safety net across the doughnut hole by
providing some coverage, but there is still often a gap of some
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