Medicare open enrollment now thru Dec 7th

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Everyone needs to look at the Part D plan… many will not have to change their plan but others may be forced to change.

What I found was that some of the Part D policies is that they are currently not listing prices of individual medications.

When comparing prgms for us… I was offered one policy from Anthem and when comparing Barb’s … she was not offered that same Anthem Part D policy, but a different Anthem policy with a higher monthly premium, but lower copay… in reality looking at premium and deductible… she would be paying $100 more per year than would I.  I talked to a licensed agent for Anthem and he stated that Barb should have been offered the same policy as was offered me.

Some policies are stating that they are NO LONGER PAYING FOR  some Medication – like Alprazolam (Xanax), Methocarbamol (Robaxin ) and others.

Everyone need to pay attention to the prices listed for each medication. I saw a few where the price in the deductible period is the same as after the deductible is met… since suggests to me that the particular medication is basically the pt will be paying the “full rack rate” for the entire year for the particular medication.

There could be some software issues with this program – like no prices listed – or not offering a particular policy for some odd reason.

If you are not happy with your current Part D Policy… it is important to look at your options, but … given the errors that I ran into … it might be advisable to not commit to a specific policy until towards the end of the open enrollment period — and hopefully any software issues have been corrected.

Of course, if you want to keep the policy that you have now… you NEED TO DO NOTHING… you will automatically be re-enrolled into that policy



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