Medicare Part D

Medicare beneficiaries may participate in the Part D prescription drug benefit made possible by the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003. All Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to Part D.

Visit for more drug coverage information.

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs. Under a new law, more Medicare beneficiaries could qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs because some things no longer count as resources and income. Visit Social Security Online at to learm more about Extra Help.

Some useful links are provided below:

Quick links to useful publications:

  • Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage - 11109 This booklet provides information about Medicare prescription drug overage, including how it works, the extra help available for people with limited income and resources, how Medicare prescription drug coverage may affect your current coverage, and more. (76 pages)

View Adobe PDF, 1.02MB - 11109 Revised May 2009.

This publication is also viewable in Spanish [PDF, 860.03Kb] Revised May 2009.

  • Things to Think About When You Compare Medicare Drug Coverage - 11163 - This tip sheet explains things to think about when comparing Medicare drug plans. (8 pages)

View Adobe PDF, 471.32Kb - 11163 Revised October 2009.

This publication is also viewable in Spanish [PDF, 500.19Kb]Revised October 2009.

  • Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: How to Join - 11111. This tip sheet tells you how to join a Medicare drug plan once you have chosen the plan you want. (2 pages)

View Adobe PDF, 200.11Kb - 11111 Revised September 2010

This publication is also viewable in Spanish[PDF, 428.15]Revised 9/1/2007

  • My Medicines - 11085. This medication record helps people with Medicare to know the names and doses of their prescription drugs in order to compare drug savings and to choose the best Medicare prescription drug coverage. (2 pages)

View Adobe PDF, 252.01 KB - 11085 Revised December 2007

  • Quick Facts about Medicare’s Prescription Drug Coverage for people in a Medicare Health Plan with prescription drug coverage - 11135

View Adobe PDF, 371- 11135 Revised October 2009


Social Security official site for prescription drug plan information.


Last updated on: December 7, 2010

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