Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Medicare Drug Plan Info

According to a new analysis of Medicare and Medicaid Services by Avalere Health, seven of the ten most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will raise premiums next year. The seven plans with double-digit premium increases were: the Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (23 percent); First Health Part D Premier (18 percent); First Health Part D Value Plus (17 percent); Cigna Medicare Rx Plan One (15 percent); Express Scripts Medicare-Value (13 percent); the HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan (12 percent); and Humana Enhanced (11 percent).

In light of this new report and the fact that open enrollment season runs between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, now is a good time to (re)familiarize yourself with Medicare.gov and the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder. The site provides a wealth of information on Medicare plans, including drug coverage, supplemental insurance, help with claims and resources to help you coordinate your care.

Other online resources to check out include:
~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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