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prescription drug coverage

afford Medicare premiums

Is there help for me if I can’t afford Medicare’s premiums?

July 31, 2019 – Q: Is there help for me if I can’t afford Medicare’s premiums? A: Yes. Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) pay Medicare Part A and Medicare… Read more

What are the costs of Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage?

May 6, 2019 – When you enroll in Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan) coverage, you will – depending on your plan – likely pay a monthly premium,… Read more

qualify Medicare Extra Help

How do I qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help?

May 4, 2019 – Q: How do I qualify for Medicare's Extra Help Program? A: For lower income beneficiaries, there may be help through Medicare’s Extra Help… Read more

Medicare prescription drug costs changes

How will my Medicare prescription drug costs in 2019 compare with 2018?

May 3, 2019 – Q: How will my Medicare prescription drug costs change in 2019? A: Due to changes adopted in the federal Affordable Care Act, Medicare’s… Read more

switch plans Medicare Original Advantage

Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare?

May 2, 2019 – Q: Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare? A: During the annual open enrollment period (October 15 to December 7)… Read more

Medicare open enrollment

When is Medicare Open Enrollment?

April 19, 2019 – Q: When is Medicare Open Enrollment? A: You can sign up for Medicare as soon as you become eligible, regardless of what month it is. But… Read more

choose Medicare Part D prescription drug plan

Which Medicare Part D prescription drug plan should I choose?

September 5, 2018 – Q: Which Medicare Part D prescription drug plan should I choose? A: You have a two options for Medicare prescription drug coverage, and… Read more

Medicare prescription drug plan cover expenses

How can I be sure that my Medicare prescription drug plan will cover my expenses?

September 3, 2018 – Q: How can I be sure that my Medicare prescription drug plan will cover my expenses? A: Generally, a prescription written by your doctor… Read more

how couples choose Medicare

What should couples consider when choosing Medicare plans?

March 2, 2018 – Q: What should couples consider when choosing Medicare plans? A: If both spouses are looking at their Part D coverage options, make sure to… Read more

Medigap prescription drug coverage

Do Medicare supplement plans include prescription drug coverage?

February 28, 2018 – Q: Do Medicare supplement plans include prescription drug coverage? A: No. Medigap – Medicare supplement – plans do not include… Read more