Medicare Part D Spotlight: Part D Plan Availability in 2010 and Key Changes Since 2006
This Medicare Part D data spotlight examines the stand-alone Medicare drug plan options that will be available to beneficiaries in 2010, including the number of available plans, premiums for those plans, and benefit designs. About two-thirds of the nearly 27 million Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in Part D plans get their coverage through stand-alone plans.
The analysis is based on the 2010 Medicare drug plan information released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Oct. 1, 2009. The analysis was conducted jointly by Jack Hoadley and Laura Summer of Georgetown University, Juliette Cubanski and Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Elizabeth Hargrave of NORC at the University of Chicago.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
also of interest
- The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Fact Sheet
- Medicare at a Glance
- Medicare Part D in Its Ninth Year: The 2014 Marketplace and Key Trends, 2006-2014
- Seniors' Knowledge and Experience With Medicare's Open Enrollment Period and Choosing a Plan: Key Findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation 2012 National Survey of Seniors