Aaron Mast, Patient Accounts writes…
With the seasons changing and cooler weather, we look forward to many fund and exciting holidays and events. However, you don’t want to overlook Medicare Open Enrollment during this time, as it could affect you for the entire year of 2018. Each year from October 15 to December 7, Medicare allows members to compare Part D Prescription Plans, and switch to different companies or plans at no penalty. It is a good idea to compare prescription plans to determine the plan that gives you “the biggest bang for your buck.”
Things to consider include monthly premium, deductibles, copays for medicines, and pharmacy network status, among others. You also need to consider how you want to pay for the insurance plan. You may choose to have the plan billed to you monthly, or have the amount deducted from your Social Security Benefit.
Good Samaritan is happy to help its residents and cottagers with researching and enrolling in Part D Plans. Residents/families are invited to schedule and appointment with our Accounting Staff during the Open Enrollment Period. Please call Aaron to schedule an appointment or for more information.
NOTE: Cottagers will need to bring a list of medicines (or bottles) and their red, white, and blue Medicare Card.