I am enrolled in PACENET. If I do not enroll in Part D, what will I have to pay?
When you first use your PACENET card, and in the months that follow, you will have to pay a monthly deductible that is equal to the regional benchmark premium for Part D, which is $35.50 for 2014. After you pay this deductible at the pharmacy, you will pay the PACENET co-pays for your medications ($8 for generics and $15 for name brand medications).

If you have not used your PACENET card and you do not currently take medications, you will not have to pay this deductible until you activate your card at the pharmacy. Once you activate your PACENET card, the monthly deductible will accumulate if it is not met each month. This process is only for PACENET cardholders that do not enroll in Part D.

EXAMPLE: I sign up for PACENET in January 2014, but do not use my card until March, 2014. In March, I pay a deductible of $35.50. If I do not purchase any medications in April, my deductible in May will be $71.00 ($35.50 from April plus $35.50 for May) and so forth.

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1. If I have PACE or PACENET, why should I enroll in Part D?
2. Are all PACE/PACENET cardholders enrolled in Part D?
3. How do I know if PACE/PACENET has enrolled me in Medicare Part D?
4. I have not received any letter or other information from PACE or PACENET about how they will work with my Part D plan.
5. Will I receive an identification card from the Part D plan PACE/PACENET enrolled me in?
6. I am not currently enrolled in PACE or PACENET. If I enroll in the program, will I automatically be enrolled in Part D?
7. Who will pay the Part D premium?
8. I am enrolled in PACENET. If I do not enroll in Part D, what will I have to pay?
9. Should I sign up for automatic Part D premium deductions from my Social Security?
10. I've received a coupon booklet for premium payments from my Part D plan; should I send them payments?
11. If I am enrolled in Part D, will I still use my PACE or PACENET card?
12. Will my co-payments be higher with PACE/PACENET and Medicare Part D?
13. What happens if my Part D Plan charges lower co-payments than PACE/PACENET?
14. Many Part D plans stop their coverage after you reach a certain dollar limit. This is referred to as the "donut hole" or "coverage gap." How will this work if I have PACE/PACENET?
15. What happens if my Part D Plan doesn't cover all of the drugs that PACE/PACENET covers?
16. Can I go to any pharmacy I choose if I am in PACE and Medicare Part D?
17. If my Part D plan offers a mail-order service, can I use it?
18. Where can I get a list of the mail-order pharmacies that I can use?
19. How did the program decide which Part D plan to enroll me in?
20. Which Part D Plans are partnering with PACE/PACENET?
21. Are these the only plans that I can enroll in?
22. Where can I get more information about the Part D plans available in PA?
23. Can I pick a different plan from the one that the program has chosen for me?
24. If I am already enrolled in a Part D plan and have been paying my monthly premium to the plan, will I still be switched to the Part D plan that the PACE program picked for me?
25. What should I do if I receive a bill from my Part D plan for the monthly premium?
26. If I am in a Medicare Advantage Plan without prescription drug coverage, do I have to change plans to enroll in Part D?
27. Do I have to enroll in Part D if I am enrolled in PACE/PACENET?
28. I am enrolled in PACE/PACENET and receive benefits from the Veteran's Administration (VA). Do I need to enroll in Medicare Part D?
29. I am a State Employee Retiree and have health coverage through PEBTF/REHP. Should I enroll in a Medicare Part D plan?