HICAP can help
HICAP can help with your open enrollment questions
HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) is offering free Medicare Part D drug searches during the open enrollment period of October 15th through December 7th.
“HICAP recommends that Medicare beneficiaries review their Medicare Part D plans annually”, stated Jim Talbott, President, Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens. “Each year the Prescription Drug Plans (Part D of Medicare) change the monthly premiums, deductible, formularies, gap coverage and pharmacy networks. So it is important that beneficiaries review their current Plan to see how it will meet their needs in 2017. And they also can review and consider the other Drug Plans available in California to find the best plan to meet their needs.”
“Since 2006 Medicare beneficiaries have had access to prescription drug coverage offered by private plans, either stand- alone prescription drug plans or Medicare Advantage drug plans”, continued Mr. Talbott. “Since 2006 the share of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in a Part D Plan has increased from 52% to 71% of all eligible beneficiaries.”
“HICAP is funded by both the State and federal governments to serve as advocates for Medicare beneficiaries”, continued Mr. Talbott. “To secure the free Prescription Drug Plan search services contact HICAP and complete a worksheet. HICAP uses the medicare.gov website to complete the search for each person based on their prescription drug utilization. A custom search result is prepared that presents the three least expensive drug plans for that person among the 30 Plans available in California.”
HICAP offers free and unbiased counseling and information on Medicare issues. HICAP does not sell, recommend, or endorse any insurance product, agent, insurance company, or health plan. Part D drug searches are a service of the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, HICAP with financial assistance, in whole or in part, through a grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services, the federal Medicare agency.