The Annual Medicare Open Enrollment for Prescription Part D Plans is Typically From 10/15 to 12/7
It is VERY important that you review your existing plan with your current prescription considerations so that there are no surprises in the coming year.
The easiest way to do this is using the medicare.gov tool:
1. Begin by logging into your www.Medicare.gov account (this is different than your social security account). If you have not yet created an account, create one and BE SURE TO SAVE THE USER AND PASSWORD!
2. Click on Health & Drug Plans (top menu bar) and select Compare Coverage Options
3. Your current 2023 plan should be shown at the top of the page.
4. Scroll down to review your current pharmacy information and further down to review if your current drug list is accurate. If you need to Edit the drug list, click on Edit My Drug List and add or remove any drugs.
5. Scroll down to “Ready to Shop for Plans” and Click on Find Plans now (Green button)
6. Click on the middle option – Medicare drug plan (Part D)
7. It should show you the renewal plan (Your Next Plan) for the plan you are currently enrolled in.
8. If you scroll down, it will show you the most cost effective plan options based on your specific prescriptions entered, in order of least total cost (premium + drug costs+ deductible if any). Note: In the blue bar at the top of the screen it shows you are viewing 2024 plans. You can toggle here to 2023 and back, so be careful you are looking at the 2024 year when you pick a plan.
9. If you decide you will switch to a different plan, you can click on the green ENROLL button for that plan anytime between October 15 and December 7th to proceed with switching plans for 2024. Before October 15, the green Enroll button is not yet available for the 2024 plans.
NOTE: You do not have to log in to shop for new plans, you will just have to enter all of your prescription information, etc. and it will not show you what your current plan is.
NOTE: The above is for informational purposes only. The list was provided by DiTullio-Crutcher Insurance, who is not certified to sell or recommend a particular Medicare Part D RX plan.