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Medicare Part D: A First Look at Prescription Drug Plans in 2018

Appendix 1: Information about Medicare Part D Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs)

Table A1: Number of Medicare Part D Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans by State/Territory, 2006-2018
STATE/ TERRITORY 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
U.S. Total 1,429 1,866 1,824 1,687 1,576 1,007 1,041 1,031 1,169 1,001 886 746 782
Alabama 41 56 53 49 46 31 32 33 35 30 27 24 25
Alaska 27 45 47 45 41 26 25 23 28 24 19 18 19
Arizona 43 53 51 49 46 27 30 29 34 30 26 22 23
Arkansas 40 58 55 52 49 31 30 30 34 29 26 22 23
California 47 55 56 51 47 30 33 32 36 32 28 24 25
Colorado 43 55 55 53 48 28 28 29 34 30 26 23 24
Connecticut 44 51 51 47 48 31 30 30 33 27 26 21 22
Delaware 47 55 52 48 45 30 31 29 36 27 24 20 21
District of Columbia 47 55 52 48 45 30 31 29 36 27 24 20 21
Florida 43 57 58 54 49 29 33 34 35 27 22 20 21
Georgia 42 55 54 50 45 29 30 30 34 30 27 23 24
Hawaii 29 46 49 47 41 25 25 23 29 25 21 19 20
Idaho 44 56 54 51 48 32 33 32 37 31 28 24 25
Illinois 42 56 53 49 46 32 33 32 38 33 28 23 24
Indiana 42 53 52 48 44 29 31 31 35 31 28 23 24
Iowa 41 53 52 48 46 30 33 32 34 30 26 22 23
Kansas 40 53 52 48 46 30 31 30 33 29 25 22 23
Kentucky 42 53 52 48 44 29 31 31 35 31 28 23 24
Louisiana 39 52 50 47 45 29 30 30 33 28 25 20 21
Maine 41 53 53 46 43 27 28 28 32 28 27 23 24
Maryland 47 55 52 48 45 30 31 29 36 27 24 20 21
Massachusetts 44 51 51 47 48 31 30 30 33 27 26 21 22
Michigan 40 54 55 51 46 32 34 33 36 31 28 23 24
Minnesota 41 53 52 48 46 30 33 32 34 30 26 22 23
Mississippi 38 52 49 47 45 29 30 29 33 28 24 19 20
Missouri 41 53 52 48 45 29 30 31 35 31 28 23 24
Montana 41 53 52 48 46 30 33 32 34 30 26 22 23
Nebraska 41 53 52 48 46 30 33 32 34 30 26 22 23
Nevada 44 54 53 49 46 28 29 29 34 32 28 23 24
New Hampshire 41 53 53 46 43 27 28 28 32 28 27 23 24
New Jersey 44 57 57 52 47 30 30 29 34 29 25 21 22
New Mexico 43 57 55 50 47 29 30 30 36 31 27 23 24
New York 46 61 55 51 50 30 29 28 31 25 22 19 20
North Carolina 38 51 52 49 47 30 30 30 34 29 26 22 24
North Dakota 41 53 52 48 46 30 33 32 34 30 26 22 23
Ohio 43 60 58 49 46 31 33 33 37 31 27 22 23
Oklahoma 42 56 52 49 46 30 30 30 36 31 27 22 23
Oregon 45 57 55 48 44 29 30 30 35 30 26 21 22
Pennsylvania 52 66 63 57 55 35 36 38 39 29 29 24 26
Rhode Island 44 51 51 47 48 31 30 30 33 27 26 21 22
South Carolina 45 59 56 51 47 31 32 31 35 31 27 21 22
South Dakota 41 53 52 48 46 30 33 32 34 30 26 22 23
Tennessee 41 56 53 49 46 31 32 33 35 30 27 24 25
Texas 47 60 56 53 50 30 33 32 36 32 28 23 24
Utah 44 56 54 51 48 32 33 32 37 31 28 24 25
Vermont 44 51 51 47 48 31 30 30 33 27 26 21 22
Virginia 41 53 52 48 44 29 30 31 35 31 28 23 24
Washington 45 57 55 48 44 29 30 30 35 30 26 21 22
West Virginia 52 66 63 57 55 35 36 38 39 29 29 24 26
Wisconsin 45 54 57 53 48 29 29 30 33 29 27 24 25
Wyoming 41 53 52 48 46 30 33 32 34 30 26 22 23
TERRITORY          
Territories Total 17 46 53 52 44 27 22 20 17 12 11 11 13
American Samoa 1 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Guam 1 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3
Northern Mariana Islands 1 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Puerto Rico 10 28 34 33 29 17 16 16 13 7 6 6 6
Virgin Islands 4 6 7 7 6 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
NOTE: U.S. total count excludes PDPs in the territories. Totals include sanctioned plans closed to new enrollees as of September of prior year.
SOURCE: Authors’ analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2006-2018 Part D plan files. 
Table A2: Monthly Premiums for Medicare Part D Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans by State, 2018
STATE/TERRITORY Minimum Premium Maximum Premium Weighted Average
Premium
% Change,
2017-2018
U.S. Total $12.60 $197.10 $43.48 9%
Alabama $17.70 $124.70 $44.19 9%
Alaska $20.40 $96.70 $40.29 7%
Arizona $12.70 $96.90 $45.51 14%
Arkansas $16.40 $112.80 $34.61 8%
California $19.70 $169.80 $47.42 8%
Colorado $20.40 $190.90 $44.67 17%
Connecticut $12.60 $122.60 $42.79 7%
Delaware $12.60 $92.60 $41.52 4%
District of Columbia $12.60 $92.60 $41.52 4%
Florida $17.70 $169.40 $47.55 12%
Georgia $12.60 $181.20 $40.67 10%
Hawaii $20.40 $96.80 $34.62 7%
Idaho $20.40 $184.50 $44.94 13%
Illinois $16.70 $180.30 $45.44 9%
Indiana $17.70 $157.40 $41.00 9%
Iowa $20.40 $100.60 $37.66 11%
Kansas $20.40 $155.60 $42.55 11%
Kentucky $17.70 $157.40 $41.00 9%
Louisiana $17.70 $90.00 $38.50 8%
Maine $12.60 $148.80 $44.77 14%
Maryland $12.60 $92.60 $41.52 4%
Massachusetts $12.60 $122.60 $42.79 7%
Michigan $12.60 $102.60 $41.89 5%
Minnesota $20.40 $100.60 $37.66 11%
Mississippi $12.60 $96.70 $37.83 8%
Missouri $20.40 $152.60 $41.51 12%
Montana $20.40 $100.60 $37.66 11%
Nebraska $20.40 $100.60 $37.66 11%
Nevada $20.20 $171.30 $43.30 13%
New Hampshire $12.60 $148.80 $44.77 14%
New Jersey $19.70 $99.60 $49.34 1%
New Mexico $17.40 $153.40 $35.31 17%
New York $12.60 $91.20 $47.42 7%
North Carolina $12.60 $115.70 $44.39 7%
North Dakota $20.40 $100.60 $37.66 11%
Ohio $12.60 $162.70 $41.53 11%
Oklahoma $20.40 $178.20 $43.71 9%
Oregon $12.60 $160.50 $41.90 14%
Pennsylvania $12.60 $157.80 $43.95 11%
Rhode Island $12.60 $122.60 $42.79 7%
South Carolina $12.60 $138.10 $40.32 9%
South Dakota $20.40 $100.60 $37.66 11%
Tennessee $17.70 $124.70 $44.19 9%
Texas $16.70 $197.10 $42.05 6%
Utah $20.40 $184.50 $44.94 13%
Vermont $12.60 $122.60 $42.79 7%
Virginia $16.70 $158.80 $45.30 8%
Washington $12.60 $160.50 $41.90 14%
West Virginia $12.60 $157.80 $43.95 11%
Wisconsin $19.70 $157.70 $44.82 9%
Wyoming $20.40 $100.60 $37.66 11%
NOTE: Average monthly premium is weighted by 2017 enrollments for the region in which the state is located. Terminated plans are excluded in calculation of premium change.
SOURCE: Authors’ analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2017-2018 Part D plan files.
Table A3: Number of Medicare Part D Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans Below Low-Income Subsidy Benchmark by State, 2006-2018
STATE 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
U.S. Total 408 642 495 308 307 315 327 331 352 283 218 231 216
Alabama 9 17 15 12 9 11 12 13 11 12 7 7 6
Alaska 8 17 15 7 6 5 4 7 11 7 6 5 7
Arizona 6 10 7 2 8 9 10 10 11 12 10 10 10
Arkansas 13 23 18 12 15 16 15 15 12 6 4 5 4
California 10 14 9 6 7 5 6 6 9 6 6 6 5
Colorado 10 19 12 8 6 7 5 4 5 7 6 7 6
Connecticut 11 20 14 12 13 11 10 6 8 5 6 7 7
Delaware 15 21 18 11 11 11 13 13 13 10 10 10 10
District of Columbia 15 21 18 11 11 11 13 13 13 10 10 10 10
Florida 6 10 8 5 5 4 3 2 5 4 3 3 2
Georgia 14 21 18 11 8 13 12 13 9 8 5 4 5
Hawaii 8 18 10 5 7 6 10 10 4 9 2 5 4
Idaho 14 20 14 9 9 11 12 10 13 12 9 9 8
Illinois 15 23 19 12 10 9 10 10 14 10 9 9 8
Indiana 13 19 17 12 9 13 13 11 15 10 7 7 7
Iowa 14 20 16 9 8 9 9 8 10 5 5 6 5
Kansas 11 20 17 10 9 11 10 10 13 7 4 5 4
Kentucky 13 19 17 12 9 13 13 11 15 10 7 7 7
Louisiana 11 12 10 7 13 10 12 14 14 11 7 7 6
Maine 14 21 18 5 4 7 8 10 7 9 9 8 7
Maryland 15 21 18 11 11 11 13 13 13 10 10 10 10
Massachusetts 11 20 14 12 13 11 10 6 8 5 7 7 7
Michigan 14 26 17 11 9 11 12 10 13 10 7 8 9
Minnesota 14 20 16 9 8 9 9 8 10 5 5 6 5
Mississippi 12 21 15 13 10 13 12 13 13 9 6 7 6
Missouri 9 15 13 6 13 5 8 8 8 6 4 4 4
Montana 14 20 16 9 8 9 9 8 10 5 5 6 5
Nebraska 14 20 16 9 8 9 9 8 10 5 5 6 5
Nevada 7 9 5 1 5 4 2 2 4 4 4 4 3
New Hampshire 14 21 18 5 4 7 8 10 7 9 9 8 7
New Jersey 14 20 18 7 6 6 9 10 12 10 8 8 7
New Mexico 8 14 11 7 8 8 6 7 7 7 8 9 7
New York 15 16 15 9 11 11 12 12 8 8 7 8 8
North Carolina 13 21 17 11 8 10 9 8 10 8 5 7 7
North Dakota 14 20 16 9 8 9 9 8 10 5 5 6 5
Ohio 10 22 15 6 5 7 8 8 12 8 5 6 6
Oklahoma 12 20 13 8 10 9 9 11 12 10 6 7 7
Oregon 15 20 15 7 9 7 9 10 12 10 9 8 7
Pennsylvania 15 26 18 9 11 12 12 14 13 9 9 9 9
Rhode Island 11 20 14 12 13 11 10 6 8 5 6 7 7
South Carolina 16 26 20 15 13 14 12 14 8 7 4 6 4
South Dakota 14 20 16 9 8 9 9 8 10 5 5 6 5
Tennessee 9 17 15 12 9 11 12 13 11 12 7 7 6
Texas 16 19 15 14 11 11 13 12 11 10 7 6 7
Utah 14 20 14 9 9 11 12 10 13 12 9 9 8
Vermont 11 20 14 12 13 11 10 6 8 5 6 7 7
Virginia 16 21 17 13 11 10 10 10 13 9 7 7 6
Washington 15 20 15 7 9 7 9 10 12 10 9 8 7
West Virginia 15 26 18 9 11 12 12 14 13 9 9 9 9
Wisconsin 14 21 16 16 10 9 10 10 12 8 7 7 8
Wyoming 14 20 16 9 8 9 9 8 10 5 5 6 5
NOTE: Benchmark plans are not shown for the territories because low-income beneficiaries residing in the territories are not eligible for the low-income subsidy. Estimates in some years/states include “de minimis” plans, which can retain Low-Income Subsidy beneficiaries despite exceeding the benchmark premium by a minimal amount (up to $2 in 2018).
SOURCE: Authors’ analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2006-2018 Part D plan files.

Appendix 2: Medicare Part D Standard Benefit Parameters, 2006-2018

Appendix 2: Medicare Part D Standard Benefit Parameters, 2006-2018

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