Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th to December 7th. During this period, you have the opportunity to switch Medicare plans or enroll in a new plan. If you change plans, your new coverage will begin on January 1st of the new year.
If you’re currently in a Medicare plan, you’ll get an Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC) in the mail. Note any 2024 changes to your health coverage or any Extra Help you may get to pay for prescription drugs. You may also get health plan marketing materials, like brochures, from insurance companies that offer Medicare health and prescription drug plans. Remember, plans aren’t allowed to call or come to your home without an invitation from you.
If you receive a letter stating your pharmacy of choice is no longer a preferred pharmacy, please give us a call. We can help you choose a plan that is cost-effective and allows you to stay at your favorite pharmacy.
Medicare has a Plan Finder tool that can help you compare coverage options and shop for health plans. For a personalized search, you will need to log in and create an account to create or access a list of your drugs, compare your current Medicare plans to others, and see prices based on any help you get with drug costs. If you like your current coverage and it’s still available for 2024, you don’t need to take any action.
If all this has you a bit overwhelmed, make an appointment to come see us. As your local, independent pharmacy, we are here to serve you. We will sit down with you and go over your current medications and plan options for 2024. We can help you understand what your costs may be depending on which plan you choose. And we do all this for free.
It is important to note that we cannot help anyone who has chosen Medicare Advantage. This program includes a prescription drug program, and you will not have the option to choose a drug coverage plan.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, learn more here or call (717) 217-6790.