Sometime later this month, I will be hosting the 12th Annual Friends of Elaine Kortzeborn Medicare Open Enrollment Party. Every year since 2005, I’ve helped a dozen or so of my mom’s buddies review their Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance to make sure it still works for them.
At first, I ran into some resistance. Mom’s friends didn’t want to bother. They had coverage and didn’t see why they needed to keep checking their drug plans. After a couple of years, though, that attitude disappeared.
We found that as their health needs changed every year, so did the list of drugs covered by their plans. Shopping among the numerous plans and choosing the right one could mean saving hundreds of dollars a year. Now everyone’s on board to make sure they have coverage that’s right for them.
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