Am I eligible for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage? Is it required?
You are eligible to enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan if you are entitled
to a Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Part B.
In addition, you must be:
- Age 65 or older
- Under age 65 with qualifying disabilities, or
- Have been diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring
a kidney transplant or dialysis, also written as ESRD).
You may choose a stand-alone prescription drug plan or prescription drug coverage
offered with a Medicare Advantage plan, but you may only be enrolled in one Medicare
prescription drug plan at a time. Those who have Medicare prescription drug coverage
eligibility must enroll in a plan during a proper
Return to the Medicare FAQ section to view more answers
to other commonly asked questions about Medicare prescription drug coverage.