Yes, that is right! Now is Open Enrollment Period for Part D. You have from October 15 to December 7 to make changes in your current coverage or to enroll in a Part D drug plan (or a Medicare Advantage plan). Any changes you make during this time take effect January 1, 2014.
It is important that you review your current coverage and consider all your options during this time. This way, you have the best coverage at the most reasonable cost that meets your personal needs come January 1.
And, if you cannot pay for your Part D prescription drugs, or if you need help with your drug copayments, you may be able to get Extra Help. Learn more about Extra Help.
If you are new to Medicare, you can also learn what you need to do and the decisions you will need to make so your Medicare works for you.