Does UnitedHealthcare Medicare Cover Prescription Drugs?

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  • $0 premium plans available in some areas
  • Many plans offer prescription drug coverage and vision and dental benefits
  • 4.9 million people are enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plan1

Medicare beneficiaries can obtain prescription drug coverage through a UnitedHealthcare Medicare plan in one of two ways.

The first is with a Medicare prescription drug plan (PDP), also known as a Medicare Part D plan. Medicare Part D plans can provide coverage solely for prescription medications.

The second way to obtain Medicare prescription drug coverage from UnitedHealthcare is through a Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan that offers prescription drug benefits.

Not all plans are available in all areas, and you can reach out to a licensed insurance agent to find out more about the plans available where you live by calling TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plans With Drug Coverage

The benefits offered by UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans will vary from plan to plan, including whether prescription drugs are covered, how they are covered and what out-of-pocket costs may be included.

If you enroll in a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage, you could potentially save money by using OptumRx® for home delivery of medications.2

OptumRx® doesn’t charge for standard delivery of prescriptions to any address in the U.S. and U.S. territories. If you choose to use OptumRx®, you also have access to pharmacists who are available by phone to answer your questions at any time, day or night.

UnitedHealthcare offers four different types of Medicare Advantage plans.

  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
  • Point-of-Service (POS)
  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS)

Prescription Drug Coverage Through a UnitedHealthcare Part D Plan

Medicare Part D prescription drug plans from UnitedHealthcare offer coverage for many commonly used generic and name brand drugs. With a UnitedHealthcare Part D plan, you may be able to save money by filling your prescriptions at a plan-preferred retail pharmacy.

UnitedHealthcare offers several different Medicare Part D plan options:

  • 2019 MedicareRX Walgreens (PDP)
  • 2019 MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)
  • 2019 MedicareRX Saver Plus (PDP)

The specific benefits and out-of-pocket costs may vary from plan to plan, as well as what drugs are covered. Be sure to check with your plan to find out more.

Some UnitedHealthcare Part D prescription drug plans allow you to potentially save even more money out of pocket with access to OptumRx® for home delivery of your prescriptions.2

Find a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan With Drug Coverage

To learn about the Medicare prescription drug coverage included in any UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans that are available in your area, speak with a licensed insurance agent by calling TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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