When it comes to Medicare Part D stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) in 2020, experts say the most notable trend is the rising prevalence of lower-cost enhanced plan offerings. According to CMS’s recently released landscape files, there will be a total of 1,433 PDP plans in 2020, up from 1,369 in 2019. Filtering out non-U.S. regions and duplicate plan offerings listed in the file, the number of PDP choices increased from 901 in 2019 to 948 next year, says Shelly Brandel, a principal and consulting actuary in the Milwaukee office of Milliman, Inc.
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