Are there penalties for not joining a Medicare Part D plan?

You become eligible to enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) when you turn 65 and are eligible for Part A and/or Part B.

If you do not join a Medicare Part D plan when you are first eligible, you may face a late-enrollment penalty. You will have to pay this late-enrollment penalty for as long as you have Part D coverage. Learn more about the late enrollment penalty.

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Posted on: August 1, 2014
Vice President of Medicare Solutions

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