Minnesota seniors sifting through their options for the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans have until the end of the month to make their choices. Open enrollment ends December 31, and free counseling and resources are available to help with these decisions.
Jean Wood, executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging, says it’s important to carefully weigh the options, because different plans offer different coverage. The first question to ask is whether your physician or clinic is covered, she says.
“The other thing to know is what prescription drugs you’re taking, because they will only cover drugs that are part of a formulary. And then, if you have a special, chronic disease—and I’ll use Alzheimer’s as an example—there are some specialized plans that will help you cover that.”