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 $34.79 in 2019. 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 $3.40-$8.50 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 ($34.79) and the plan’s premium. See a complete description of plans.


Benchmark Plans for 2019

Aetna Medicare Rx Saver
aetnamedicare.com
1-855-338-7030


Envision Rx Plus
envisionrxplus.com
1-866-250-2005


Humana Preferred Rx
humana-medicare.com
1-800-706-0872


Journey Rx Standard (MII Life Insurance Inc.)
journeyrxmedicare.com
1-888-575-7530


 

SilverScript Choice
silverscript.com
1-866-552-6106


AARP Medicare Rx Saver Plus (UHC)
aarpmedicareplans.com/health-plans/prescription-drug-plans.html
1-877-596-3258


 

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