Medicare Open Enrollment has now begun! Now through December 7th you can enroll or change your Medicare plan. Each year Medicare prescription drug plans change their benefits and formularies. This means your current plan may change,
including what medications covered or your out-of-pocket costs. Open Enrollment is the time you can sign up for or make changes to a Medicare Health Plan or prescription drug coverage. Any changes you make during Open Enrollment will be for coverage beginning January 1, 2015. If you are satisfied with your existing plan you do not have to do anything. However, we highly recommend that you review your plan in case of any coverage changes scheduled for 2015. There are many tools available to help you determine the best plan for you and help you compare the costs, coverage, and formularies of available plans.
- Visit www.medicare.gov to use the Medicare Plan Finder. For help navigating www.medicare.gov see the following Alpha-1 Foundation guides: Medicare Advantage Plan Finder, QuickCheck Medicare Plan Finder, Medicare QuickCheck Plan D Finder
- Or call the Medicare Toll Free Number 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227)
The Alpha-1 Foundation has developed a step-by-step guide to help you with the Open Enrollment process. This presentation will show you how to determine which Medicare drug plans offer the drug(s) you need on their formulary. It is not an in‐depth comparison of plans, but does show you how to do a ‘Quick Check’ to see which plans in your area have your drug(s) available on their formulary. Download the following attachments for your guides to help in this process: