The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Voluntary Employee Benefits Trust is
a PDP with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in TEAMStar Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDP) depends on
contract renewal. Plan sponsors can choose not to renew their contract with CMS
and CMS may also refuse to renew the contract, thus resulting in a termination or
non-renewal. This may result in termination of the beneficiary's enrollment in the
plan. In addition, the plan sponsor may reduce its service area and no longer offer
services in the area where the beneficiary resides.
Teamster retirees, spouses, and surviving spouses who are entitled to Medicare Part
A and/or enrolled in Medicare Part B and live in the plan service area qualify for
TEAMStar Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDP). Participation is not automatic—you
must enroll in Medicare Part D to receive benefits. You are entitled to this program
regardless of your health history or the drugs you take.
You may only be enrolled in one Part D plan at a time.
If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, you may not enroll in TEAMStar Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDP) unless you are a member of a Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) or a Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plan.
The TEAMStar Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDP) has formed a network of pharmacies. You
must use a network pharmacy to ensure you receive plan benefits. Our Medicare Part
D may not pay for your prescriptions if you use an out-of-network pharmacy, except
in certain cases. The pharmacies in our network can change at any time. If you want
a Pharmacy Directory, click on the pharmacy locator or call our Part D Customer
Service at 1-866-524-4173 (TTY/TDD: 711) to request the most current
Medicare Part D Extra Help
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, go to Social Security's Official Website or call:
- TEAMStar Part D Customer Service at 1-866-524-4173. TTY users should call 711,
weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm in your local time zone.
- 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours
a day/7 days a week.
- The Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through
Friday TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.
- Your State Medicaid Office.
People with limited incomes may qualify for Extra Help to pay for their prescription
drug costs. If eligible, Medicare could pay for 75% of drug costs
including monthly prescription drug premiums, annual deductibles, and coinsurance.
Additionally, those who qualify will not be subject to the coverage gap or a late
enrollment penalty. Many people are eligible for these savings and don't even know
it. For more information about this Extra Help, contact your local Social Security
office or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. TTY
users should call 1-877-486-2048.
If you qualify for Extra Help for your Medicare prescription drug plan costs, the
amount of your premium and cost at the pharmacy is less. Once you are enrolled in
a TEAMStar Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDP), Medicare tells us how much assistance you
receive. We then send you information on the amount of premium you will pay.