In a 1996 New York Times article, Tucson, AZ Medicare HMO plans were touted as a model for saving Medicare dollars, and 42 percent of seniors in Pima County were enrolled in such plans.
Part D prescription drug plans are offered by insurance companies approved by Medicare. In Arizona there over 20 Part D plans to choose from, each with its own formulary (covered drugs), premium, and co-pays.
Medicare Supplements are also know as medigap plans. A Medigap policy is health insurance sold by private insurance companies to fill the “gaps” in Original Medicare Plan coverage.