Sunday, 19 May 2019

Letter to the Editor: Time for seniors to review their Medicare Part D Prescriptions Drug coverage

It is that time of the year again: Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage open enrollment began on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7.

It is very important for all seniors on Medicare to review their Part D Prescription Drug coverage EVERY YEAR to ensure they are getting the most effective coverage for the price.

This review is important because each year the insurance companies can (and do) change their premium rates, change the drugs they cover and change the co-pay prices the enrollee pays. So the plan you were on in 2018 may not be the best plan for you in 2019.

There is free counseling help at LIFE Senior Services, one of Tulsa’s leading United Way agencies. For the past several years, LIFE has a large team of qualified counseling staff and volunteers to help you.

The counseling help is available by appointment, so no need to spend hours waiting at a “first come, first served” location.

Call 918-664-9000 to make an appointment for this free, personal review.

Doing this review brings peace of mind as you will find out if your current plan is still the best one for you, or if there is a more cost-effective option. More than half counseled at LIFE change their plan nearly every year in order to save money.

I encourage all Medicare Part D seniors to take advantage of this free, valuable community service.

Jeanne Sturges, Tulsa

Editor’s Note: Jeanne Sturges is on the board of directors for LIFE Senior Seniors and a counseling volunteer in the Medicare Part D program.


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