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Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage)

When you become eligible for Medicare, the Motion Picture Industry (MPI) Health Plans require you to enroll in Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). However, because the MPI Health Plans include prescription drug coverage that is considered to be "Creditable Coverage," you are not required to enroll in the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage program.

Creditable Coverage is defined by Medicare as:

     Prescription drug coverage (for example, from an employer or union) that’s expected to pay, on average, at least as much as Medicare’s standard prescription drug coverage.


It is important to remember that if you enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, you will forfeit your MPI prescription drug benefits.

For those without MPI prescription drug coverage, Medicare Part D offers prescription drug benefits through private insurance companies that are approved by, and under contract with, Medicare. Periodically you may receive advertisements from these companies encouraging you to enroll in one of their plans.

For more information about your MPI Health Plan benefits please email MPI’s Participant Services Center at service@mpiphp.org. If you prefer, you may send a fax to (818) 766-1229 or call toll-free (855) ASK-4MPI (855-275-4674), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.