Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period began Oct. 16 and runs through Dec. 7. It is an important time of year for those on Medicare to review current coverage and make changes, if needed, for the coming year.
Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plan details often change every year. Sorting through all the options to find the right plan for prescriptions can be confusing, but the resource counselors at the West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Centers can assist.
There are several reasons to check a person’s plan:
- The plan may cost more next year.
- The plan may no longer cover all of a person’s medications.
- The plan may have put restrictions on some of one’s medications.
- A person may be taking different medications now.
ADRC resource counselors offer objective and reliable information. There is no charge for this service, and the resource counselors do not sell or endorse any insurance plans. Highly trained resource counselors carefully review current coverage and compare plans with other options based on medications and other details as well as check to see if beneficiaries qualify for programs or benefits that can save money.
The resource counselors are available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 866-981-2372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.