Tip of the Week: Choosing a Medicare Part D Plan

Medicare is health insurance that the federal government offers to most people 65 and older and some younger people with disabilities.

It’s broken down into four different “parts”: A, B, C (or Medicare Advantage) and D. Part D provides prescription coverage.

Choosing the right plan…

Each year during the Annual Enrollment Period, it’s smart to review your current prescription drug plan and compare it against other available plans in your area. Plan details and your healthcare & prescription needs can change, and you might just find a better option. Enrollment for 2014 has ended, unless you’re turning 65 this year. The next Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 through December 7, 2014, for coverage to begin January 1, 2015.

How to Enroll

You have four ways to enroll in a Part D Plan:

  • Use the Medicare Plan Finder on the plan’s website.
  • Complete a paper enrollment form provided by the plan.
  • Call the plan and enroll over the phone.
  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Your Walgreens pharmacy offers a free Part D Plan Review, and you can schedule an appointment for a review with one of our pharmacists.


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