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More savings in the drug coverage gap coming through 2020

In addition to the 52.5% discount on covered brand-name prescription drugs, the percentage you save in the coverage gap (Medicare prescription drug coverage) will increase each year through 2020.

Note

By 2020, you'll pay only 25% for covered brand-name and generic drugs during the gap—the same percentage you pay from the time you meet the deductible (if your plan has one) until you reach the out-of-pocket spending limit (up to $4,550 in 2014, and up to $4,700 in 2015).

Year You'll pay this percentage for brand-name drugs in the coverage gap You'll pay this percentage for generic drugs in the coverage gap
2014 47.5% 72%
2015 45% 65%
2016 45% 58%
2017 40% 51%
2018 35% 44%
2019 30% 37%
2020 25% 25%