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Medicare Insulin and Vaccine Benefits

Starting in 2023, people with Medicare Part D coverage pay no more than $35/month per covered insulin product. This benefit expanded to Part B coverage on July 1, 2023. Under the drug law, known as the Inflation Reduction Act, recommended vaccines are available at no cost for people with Medicare prescription drug coverage.

Medicare Part B and D Insulin Benefit article  (PDF)

Please publish/print/repurpose this article to improve awareness of expanded insulin benefit in Medicare Part B and D available in multiple languages. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Medicare Part B and D Insulin Benefit  (PDF)

5 Things to Know about Medicare Insulin costs (PDF) 

More info: Insulin Coverage

Medicare Part D Vaccines Benefit article (PDF)

Please publish/print/repurpose this article to improve awareness of the of the expanded benefit for ACIP-recommended vaccines in Medicare available in multiple languages. 

More info: Shingles Vaccine

Additional materials

Additional materials, such as postcards for insulin and vaccine coverage under Medicare, are available on the Medicare.gov publications section, where users can easily search for materials by title, key word, or publication number in multiple languages. 

Medicare Extra Help Benefits Expansion

Beginning January 1, 2024, nearly 300,000 low-income people with Medicare currently enrolled in the Extra Help program are newly eligible for expanded benefits including no deductible, no premiums and fixed, lowered copayments for certain medications. An additional 3 million people could benefit from the Extra Help program now but aren’t currently enrolled.

Extra Help article (PDF) 

Please publish/print/repurpose this article to improve awareness of the program and encourage enrollment in Extra Help in multiple languages. 

Extra Help social media toolkit 

Please publish/print/repurpose the materials in this toolkit to improve awareness of the program and encourage enrollment in Extra Help. 

English (ZIP) 

Spanish | Español (ZIP)

Extra Help postcards 

Extra Help postcards, in multiple languages, are available on the Medicare.gov publications section, where users can easily search for materials by title, key word, or publication number. 

Catastrophic Cap

For 2024, the prescription drug law places a cap on annual out-of-pocket costs on Part D drugs if a person reaches catastrophic coverage phase in their Medicare prescription drug plan. And, for most people, they may contribute roughly between $3,300 and $3,800 toward the cap of $8,000 in true out-of-pocket (TrOOP) costs, and then pay $0 for covered Part D drugs for the rest of the year. 

Lower out-of-pocket drug costs in 2024 and 2025 article (PDF)

Please publish/print/repurpose this article to improve awareness of the out-of-pocket cap in Medicare Part D.

News and General Resources

Latest News

Anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act: Update on CMS Implementation

Inflation Reduction Act Fact Sheet

Inflation Reduction Act FAQ (PDF)

Inflation Reduction Act Implementation Timeline (PDF) 

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05/21/2024 03:37 PM