Viagra, a brand name drug to address erectile dysfunction, is an expensive drug that many Medicare-eligible men consider using. Does Medicare cover the cost of Viagra? The answer is somewhat complicated but we try to make sense of it below. You may also be wondering if Medicare covers Cialis.

Does Medicare Cover Viagra?

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does NOT cover prescription drugs, so it does not cover Viagra. Medicare Part B currently covers pumps for erectile dysfunction under Durable Medical Equipment. This would leave a 20% cost for you, unless you have a Medigap plan that covers Part B’s costs. But again, Part B does not cover Viagra.

Do Medicare Part D Drug Plans Cover Viagra?

Medicare Part D is additional coverage that you can purchase to pay for prescription drug coverage. Currently there is not a Medicare Part D plan that covers Viagra. Remember to check back during Medicare’s Annual Election Period (Oct 7-Dec 15), to see if any new Medicare drug plans will include Viagra on their formulary (list of covered drugs) next year.

Do Medicare Drug Plans Cover GENERIC Viagra?

Generic Viagra is called Sildenafil Citrate. Sildenafil Citrateis is covered by a few Medicare Part D providers. If you doctor prescribes you generic Viagra, give us a call and we can tell you which drug plans cover that (and all your other prescriptions).

Does Medigap Cover Viagra?

Medigap does not cover Viagra. While this supplemental insurance does cover a lot, it does not cover any prescription drug. It can cover all your out of pocket cost for the pump mentioned above.

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Do Medicare Advantage Plans Cover Viagra?

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans can cover viagra. Don’t jump up and down just yet. Only a few plans cover name-brand Viagra. Here is the good news: We can help you find an MA plan that covers Generic Viagra at little or no cost

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IMPORTANT TIP: When selecting a Medicare Part D plan, you want to consider all of your drugs (not just Viagra). We can run a free comparison of all you drugs to see which part D companies have the best plan for you. All you will need the name of all your drugs, the dosage and how often you take them. Give us a call at the number in the upper right hand corner of this page.

While brand-named Viagra is usually not covered, some Medicare Part D plans cover Cialis depending on the dose. .
Already have a part D plan but want to switch? You must change plans during the Annual Election Period of Oct. 15- Dec 7. Call one of our Senior65 licensed independent insurance agents at 800-930-7956 for help .