Changes Include:

  • Prescription Drug Discounts.  Seniors will receive a 50% discount when purchasing their Medicare Part D covered brand-name prescription drugs when they reach the coverage gap.  January 1.
  • Free Preventive Care for Seniors.  Certain preventive services such as annual wellness visits will be free for seniors on Medicare.  January 1.
  • Insurer 85% Premium Rule.  Law requires that at least 85% of all premium dollars collected by insurers for large employer plans are spent on healthcare services and healthcare quality improvement.  For individual plans and small groups, the percentage is 80%.  January 1.