Over 37 million American adults have diabetes—and millions more have pre-diabetes. With so many prescription options to prevent and treat diabetes, it’s normal to have questions about which ones will work best for you. It’s also important to know which ones are covered by your insurance 

One common prescription for diabetic treatment is Trulicity. If you’ve been prescribed Trulicity, the good news is that it’s covered by many Medicare prescription plans. In this blog, we’ll talk about how Medicare covers Trulicity, how to find a Medicare drug plan that covers all of your medications, and other useful Medicare-related diabetes information. 

Key takeaways:

  • The majority of Medicare drug plans cover Trulicity.

  • Your out-of-pocket costs depend on the drug plan you’re enrolled in. Check your policy’s formulary and details to see how much your costs may be.

  • If you’re searching for Medicare drug coverage, a Chapter Medicare Advisor can help you find a plan that covers all of your prescriptions and minimizes your costs.

What is Trulicity?

Usually recommended with diet and exercise, Trulicity is a prescription drug for treating type 2 diabetes. It’s the brand name for the medication dulaglutide, and it has no current generic alternative. Like Ozempic and Mounjaro, Trulicity is an injectable medication and belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. 

How does Trulicity work?

Trulicity helps to lower blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It also contributes to weight loss and has cardiovascular benefits, which helps with managing diabetes. The drug works by mimicking the natural GLP-1 hormone in the body. This increases the body’s production of insulin and lowers blood sugar. The injection also slows the emptying of the stomach, which keeps blood sugar levels stable after eating. This also helps you feel full for longer.

Does Medicare cover Trulicity?

It’s very likely that your Medicare drug coverage includes Trulicity—99% of Medicare drug plans cover the medication. However, your out-of-pocket costs for Trulicity depend on which plan you have. As a brand-name drug, Trulicity can have more expensive copays than other medications. 

Prescription costs vary based on your prescription drug coverage. Check your plan’s list of covered medications to see how much Trulicity would cost for you. If you’re shopping for Medicare drug plans, make sure you find a plan that covers all of your prescriptions. Some people with diabetes take other medications to manage related conditions, like cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure. 

What other medications does Medicare cover for diabetes?

Medicare Part D covers most diabetic drugs. Your premiums and out-of-pocket costs for your prescriptions can be more or less expensive, depending on your drug plan. Here’s a list of common diabetic prescriptions that Medicare covers:

Check your plan’s list of covered drugs if you have questions about how your plan covers a certain drug. 

What does Medicare cover for diabetes? 

Medicare covers many diabetes-related services and supplies, including:

There’s a lot to keep track of when it comes to Medicare and diabetic supplies. Leave the difficult parts of navigating Medicare to us and focus on the things that matter in your life. Speak to a Chapter Medicare Advisor at 855-900-2427 or schedule a time to chat to understand your coverage or enroll in the right prescription coverage.

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