Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare Retirees
Your prescription drugs are an important part of the Medicare Advantage Plan provided by UnitedHealthcare and SAV-RX.
You pay the amounts below for your prescription drugs until your drug costs reach the out-of-pocket maximum of $1,000. Afterwards, the plan pays 100% of your total drug costs.
To fully utilize your prescription benefits, you must show both your UnitedHealthcare ID card and your SAV-RX ID card each time you visit the pharmacy.
Knowing how your coverage works can save you from paying out of pocket for your vaccines. The Medicare Part D portion of your plan covers all commercially available vaccines—except those covered by Part B—as long as the vaccine is reasonable and necessary to prevent illness.
This means that there are some vaccines, such as shingles, Tdap, and hepatitis A, that you should get at your pharmacy. If you get them from your doctor, you will have to pay the full cost of the vaccine out of pocket.