It’s very important for everyone eligible for Medicare Part D drug coverage to make sure they are getting the best coverage with the most cost-effective plan. And now is the time to join, drop, or switch Part D plans to make sure you’re getting your best coverage in 2013. We are currently in the Annual Election Period (AEP), also called the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D drug coverage plans. The Open Enrollment Period runs from October 15th to December 7th.
Read your Medicare Part D Annual Notice of Change
Every year in the fall, all Medicare Part D members are sent their Annual Notice of Changes packet. You will want to review these materials for important changes to your prescription drug coverage for the upcoming year. In 2013, these changes will become effective and you will be locked into your plan on January 1. Until December 7th of this year, you have the option to change coverage.
Review your Medicare Part D coverage with a pharmacist
Choosing your best coverage can be difficult if you try to do it alone. And because plans change every year, your best plan last year might not still be your best plan this year. So why chance it? Making a trip to see your pharmacist is one of the best ways to discuss your Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Walgreens offers free one-on-one consultations with a pharmacist to review your current plan and new options for 2013.
There’s no better way to ensure your best Medicare Part D coverage for next year than getting a review with your pharmacist this year. So don’t delay, review your coverage with a pharmacist today!