• WHATare the facts?
  • HOWdoes this affect me?
  • WHENis this happening?
  • WHEREdo I get more info?

Is the donut hole going away, and if so, when?

Yes, but it's going to be a gradual process. When you’re in the coverage gap (also called the “donut hole”) in your Medicare prescription drug coverage, you can expect to see the following:

  • A discount on covered brand-name drugs when you buy them at a pharmacy or order them through the mail
  • Some coverage for generic and brand-name drugs
  • Additional savings on your brand- name and generic drugs during the coverage gap over the next several years until it’s closed in 2020
  • The coverage gap closes by maintaining the 50% discount the manufacturers offer and increasing what Medicare drug plans cover