Table 1.

Medicare Part D Standard Benefit 2007 and 2008

ParameterStandard Benefit
20072008
Annual deductible$265$275
Initial coverage limit (beneficiary pays 25% of this amount)$2400 (25% = $600 out-of-pocket)$2510 (25% = $627.50 out-of-pocket)
Once in the donut hole, beneficiary pays the next…$2985$3147
Out-of-pocket threshold$3850 ($265 + 600 + 2985)$4050 ($275 + 627.50 + 3147.50)
Minimum cost sharing during catastrophic coverage$2.15 (generic)$5.35 (brand name)$2.25 (generic)$5.60 (brand name)