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Medicare Part D – 2011 Benefit Limits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have released the 2011 cost of living adjustments for Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits.  The following are selected modified limits relating to the standard drug benefit and the retiree drug subsidy.

Standard Benefit Design

 

2010

2011

Deductible

$310

$310

Initial coverage limit

$2,830

$2,840

Out-of-pocket Threshold

$4,550

$4,550

Maximum Cost Sharing in Catastrophic Coverage Portion of Benefit:

- Generic/Preferred Multi-Source Drug

- Other

 

$2.50

$6.30

 

$2.50

$6.30

 

Retiree Drug Subsidy Amounts

 

2010

2011

Cost Threshold

$310

$310

Cost Limit

$6,300

$6,300

 

 

 

 

The information contained in this Benefit Beat is not intended to be legal, accounting, or other professional advice, nor are these comments directed to specific situations.

As required by U.S. Treasury rules, we inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this Benefit Beat is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed by the Internal Revenue Service.

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