Dean Health Plan understands the special needs of individuals with diabetes. Our Medicare Advantage plans offer specific benefits geared toward those needs.
You won't pay more than $35 at a non-preferred pharmacy or $30 at a preferred pharmacy for a one-month supply of each insulin product covered by our plan, no matter what cost-sharing tier it’s on.
Getting Help from Medicare - If you chose this plan because you were looking for insulin coverage at $35 a month or less, it is important to know that you may have other options available to you for 2023 at even lower costs because of changes to the Medicare Part D program.
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We offer reduced copays on insulin until you reach the catastrophic stage of Medicare Part D coverage.
The insulin savings program applies to the following insulins on our formulary*, including:
* Includes pen injector, injectable solution, injectable suspension and cartridge.
Supplies to monitor your blood glucose are covered at $0. Covered supplies include blood glucose monitors, blood glucose test strips, lancet devices and lancets, and glucose-control solutions for checking the accuracy of test strips and monitors. Diabetic testing supplies must be Accu-Chek brand in order to be covered.
We cover all continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) at $0. You can receive Freestyle Libre or Dexcom CGMs through a retail pharmacy. Other Medicare approved CGMs must be obtained through a medical supply company, Edgepark, or others.
Ask your doctor if you meet Medicare guidelines for the $0 CGM benefit. To receive a CGM, your doctor will need to follow Medicare guidelines and submit a request for approval for your monitor to be administered
Insulin pumps covered by our plan are Minimed, T Slim and Omnipod. Minimed and TSlim are covered under the durable medical equipment (DME) benefit. You will pay 20% coinsurance in-network for insulin pumps. Omnipod supplies can be purchased at a retail pharmacy at your 20% Part B copay.
To receive an insulin pump, your doctor needs to follow Medicare guidelines, and submit a request for approval for TSlim or Minimed for your insulin pump to be administered.
Insulin supplies are covered under the Part D benefit. Covered insulin supplies include syringes, needles, alcohol swabs and gauze. Insulin supplies are $0 at your local or mail order pharmacies.
For people with diabetes who have severe diabetic foot disease, we cover one pair per calendar year of therapeutic custom-molded shoes or depth shoes per calendar year. This coverage includes fitting. You will pay 20% coinsurance in-network for therapeutic shoes and inserts. Therapeutic shoes and inserts are only available through NPS Foot Health.