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Medicare Part D Articles

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Your guide to signing up a loved in Medicare Part D. Why enroll, what happens if you do not enroll, how to compare drug plans and your yearly evaluation of the Medicare Part D plan.

Individuals enroll in Medicare during a period called “Initial Enrollment” that begins three months before the month they turn 65. During this time there are many decisions that need to be made.Take the time to explore the all coverage options under this program and how they work together.

Not everyone will experience this expensive lapse in coverage but understanding how Medicare covers prescription drugs is crucial for choosing the right plan and minimizing out-of-pocket costs.

A nationwide report reveals where consumers should go to buy the cheapest prescription drugs and strategies for decreasing medication costs.

Few seniors succeed in selecting the ideal Medicare prescription drug benefit plan (Part D). Seniors who find themselves in sub-optimal plans have the opportunity to save money during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period.

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) runs from January 1 through February 14 each year. During this window, seniors can switch to Original Medicare if they find their Advantage Plan doesn’t meet their needs.

People with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers should check their Medicare prescription drug coverage annually for changes specific to their prescribed medications and dosage.