What is a deductible and how does it work in a Part D plan?

Updated on: February 27, 2020

Originally posted on: September 17, 2014

The deductible is the amount you are required to spend for your medication before your plan begins to pay their share.  If the plan you choose has a $400 deductible you will pay the full cost of your prescriptions until you’ve paid $400.  Once you’ve met the deductible, you will be responsible only for the copayment or coinsurance required on future prescriptions.  Not all Part D plans have a deductible. Learn more about Medicare plan costs here.

For more information about deductible costs and how they’ve changed in 2020, click here