Do I need to join the same Medicare Part D plan as my spouse?

Updated on: October 24, 2018

Originally posted on: August 1, 2014
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There is no need to join the same Medicare plan as your spouse. Medicare covers individuals — it does not jointly cover husband and wife like some employer-provided plans. You and your spouse may have very different health conditions and medication needs that could require specific types of coverage. While you may be able to help each other in the selection process, always consider your individual needs when choosing a plan.

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