Benchmark Prescription Drug Plans

Basic Medicare Part D plans with monthly premiums below the California average are referred to as benchmark plans. The premium for these plans in California is $31.45 in 2021. The full Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) program covers the premium and deductible of benchmark plans. This means you do not pay a premium or deductible if you receive the full LIS benefit and enroll in a benchmark plan. You are, however, still responsible for copayments of $3.70-$9.20 for each covered prescription.

If you enroll in a Medicare Part D plan with premiums higher than the benchmark, you will pay the difference between the subsidy ($31.45) and the plan’s premium. See a complete description of plans.


Benchmark Plans for 2021

Cigna HealthSpring Rx Secure
cigna.com/medicare/part-d/
1-800-735-1459


Clear Spring Health Value Rx
clearspringhealthcare.com
1-877-317-6082


Elixir Rx Secure
envisionrxplus.com
1-888-377-1439


Humana Basic Rx
humana.com/medicare/
1-800-706-0872


 

SilverScript Choice
aetnamedicare.com
1-833-526-2445


AARP Medicare Rx Saver Plus (UHC)
uhcmedicaresolutions.com
1-888-867-5564


Wellcare Classic
wellcare.com
1-888-293-5151