If you already have a plan selected, you can change your co-pay stage, location, and plan using the blue CHANGE button next to your plan name at the top of the page.
Clicking the blue CHANGE button will bring up a new window where you can update your plan information. Make your changes in each section, and click on the blue "SET PLAN" link in the bottom right-hand corner to save your changes. You'll want to be sure to select the stage that describes where you are currently at with your Medicare benefits, as prices vary by stage.
For most plans, there are 4 drug payment stages. Regardless of your stage, GoodRx can often help you find your prescriptions, especially generics, for less than your Medicare price. (Note that medications you purchase without Medicare will not count toward your deductible or getting you past the donut hole.)
You can see prices for the typical co-pay, donut hole, and post-donut hole stages on GoodRx:
Most (but not all) Medicare plans have a deductible you must reach before your benefits will kick in. You will pay more until you hit your deductible. GoodRx can often help you find drugs, especially generics, for less than your Medicare price. (Note that drugs you purchase without using Medicare will not count towards your deductible.)
This is your regular co-pay, which you'll pay until you hit the famous "donut hole."
The Donut Hole
The "donut hole," also called the "coverage gap," is a period where you are responsible for a greater share of your drug costs. In 2016, the donut hole begins at $3,310 and continues until you have spent $4,850. GoodRx can often help you find drugs, especially generics, for less than your Medicare price. Note that drugs you purchase without Medicare may not count towards closing the gap. You'll need to check with your plan to see if you can submit receipts for drugs purchased using GoodRx.
Once you've spent $4,850, you enter the "catastrophic coverage" stage, where Medicare pays most of your drug costs.
For more information on your deductible and co-pay, check with your plan. For general questions about Medicare drug coverage costs, you can find more information on Medicare.gov.
To save your prescription and plan information for future visits, you'll need a MyRx account. You can sign up here with only an email address. If you're already registered, you can also make changes to your Medicare plan information from your Settings page.
Look for the Medicare Plan section near the bottom of the page. You will see your currently selected plan. Click on the plan name highlighted in blue to make changes.