It’s hard to think of two things more confusing than Medicare D. We work with it every day at Donlon Pharmacy and while there are still occasional kooky things, we pretty much know our way around Medicare’s prescription drug program. You can stop in or call us with questions anytime.
Changing Med D plans for those already enrolled is allowed only within the Open Enrollment period. Starting Fall of 2011 that will be from October 15th through December 7th. Only between those dates each year you can choose a new Med D plan and sign up for the following year.
Assistance: We can help with those decisions: For our existing or new patients we will enter your medications into the Medicare Plan Finder website and generate a list of options for you. We will then sit down with you and review the choices on the list and make sure you understand all of the factors, including the monthly premium, deductible, copay tier structure, doughnut hole and everything. We’ll answer all your questions about Medicare D plans except one: We will not tell you which plan to sign up for. We will help you understand the program details so you can make an informed decision on your own but the final decision is for the patient & family to make.