RxBLUE PDP for 2012

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, as a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor, offers RxBLUE PDP to provide you with protection from catastrophic drug costs.

Anyone who lives in Louisiana and is entitled to Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Medicare Part B can join RxBLUE PDP. Certain enrollment restrictions apply.

For 2012, RxBLUE PDP plans include two options to fit your unique healthcare needs:

RxBLUE Basic PDP:
  • Lower premiums
  • Basic formulary of commonly used Medicare Part D drugs
RxBLUE Plus PDP:
  • $0 deductible
  • Open formulary that includes ALL Medicare Part D-approved drugs
  • $3 generics in coverage gap
Both plans feature:
  • Low-cost generic drugs
  • Wide selection of pharmacies across Louisiana
  • Customer service seven days a week

Important Information

Want to enroll in RxBLUE Basic PDP or RxBLUE Plus PDP?

Open enrollment for 2012 Medicare Part D programs is now closed. Only those turning 65 or people who qualify for a special election period can still enroll for 2012 coverage.

Need reimbursement for a Part D vaccine?

If your doctor or pharmacy administered a vaccine for which you need reimbursement, fill out a Claim Form. Make sure to list the drug cost and administration fee separately. View detailed instructions


Program Restrictions and Assistance

RxBLUE PDP is a Prescription Drug Plan PDP with a Medicare contract that is renewed annually, and the availability of coverage beyond the end of the current year is not guaranteed. 

You are eligible to enroll in RxBLUE PDP if you are entitled to Medicare Part A or enrolled in Medicare Part B and you live in the state of Louisiana. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party. You may only be enrolled in one Medicare Part D plan at a time. 

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage HMO or PPO plan or a Medicare Advantage Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plan that includes Medicare prescription drugs, you may not enroll in a PDP like RxBLUE PDP unless you disenroll from that other plan. 

If you are enrolled in a PFFS plan that does not include Medicare prescription drugs, or if you are enrolled in a Medical Savings Account (MSA) plan or an 1876 cost plan, you may enroll in a PDP like RxBLUE PDP. 

You may be able to get extra help to pay for your prescription drug premiums and costs. To see if you qualify for getting extra help, call

  • 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY/TDD users should call 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day/7 days a week;
  • The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. TTY/TDD users should call 1-800-325-0778; or
  • Your State Medicaid office.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is incorporated as Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Company, a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor.

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Page Last Updated: 8:00 a.m. on 01.01.2012