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October 22, 2013

Open enrollment underway for Medicare Part D in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers with Medicare Part D or an Advantage Plan are being urged to take a fresh look at their coverage, as the yearly open enrollment is now underway.

According to Seth Boffeli, an AARP spokesman, during the enrollment period, it’s important that all beneficiaries review their plans.

They should “just take a look at what their coverage is, think about if it’s meeting their needs. See if there might be something that might cost a little less but cover just as much, and make those decisions,” he said. “So, it’s an important time for seniors.”

Open enrollment for Medicare drug coverage runs through Dec. 7.

Boffeli said the review is important, because it isn’t unusual for prescription plans to change, year to year.

“Sometimes, the drugs they cover change or sometimes the pharmacies that are in their network change,” he said. “And so, sometimes a plan that might have been the best deal for your money two or three years ago might have a competitor that offers something better now.”

Boffeli said those who are on Medicare don’t need to do anything with regard to the new health-care exchange, which has caused some confusion with its opening.

More information is at Medicare.gov.

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