From now until December 31st, seniors can sign up for prescription drug plans
under Medicare Part D. And those who are unhappy with their existing coverage
can now switch plans.
Why? Because we’re currently in an "open-enrollment" period. During this period,
America’s seniors can either enroll for the first time or pick a new plan that
better meets their needs.
Seniors should jump at this opportunity to sign up or switch. With hundreds of
private plans competing to provide the best deals, Medicare Part D has more
options and better coverage than ever before.
Many of these new plans have lower co-pays and will cover the dreaded "donut
hole," meaning less out-of-pocket costs for seniors.
Some plans — especially the more popular ones — will be more expensive this
year, so even seniors who are pleased with their existing drug coverage should
examine their options.
Qualified seniors should not delay. This open-enrollment period happens only
once per year, from November 15 through December 31. For more information, visit
www.Medicare.gov or call 1-800-Medicare.