Every year, Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage (managed care) plans may change their formularies (list of drugs covered), premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. It’s important to review your options EVERY year to make sure you have the plan that works best for you. Some Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans are leaving and some new ones are entering. If you are a member of a plan that is leaving, you need to make certain that you have a new plan for January 2013. Trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. Call the North Andover Senior Center and ask for a SHINE appointment.
For assistance from a Medicare customer service representative 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, call 1-800-MEDICARE.