Medicare Open Enrollment
With only 3 months left in 2017, the new year will be here before we know it! And with the new year comes new insurance plans and agreements. While it may be convenient to simply re-enroll in your current plan, it might be a good idea to look into what would be the best option for you based on what medications you are currently taking. Each year the drug plans can make changes to things like cost, providers or pharmacies in network, and coverage. The Medicare open enrollment period is a great time to plan ahead for the plan you will use next year and to make sure that your new plan will allow you to use your local pharmacy. The open enrollment period for this year begins October 15 and ends December 7 2017. During this time, you can go online to www.medicare.gov and enter each medication you currently take as well as other demographic information. You will then have access to prescription drug plans that are available in the area you live in that cover the medications you are taking. It’s as simple as that! If you do not have internet access or aren’t sure where to begin, don’t worry! There are resources available … please come by and see our pharmacists at Baldwin Woods Pharmacy and we can point you in the right direction. We care about our patients.