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My drug plan cost me too much this past year. What can I do?

What you should do is take advantage of the annual Open Enrollment Period. This is the time of year when you can make changes in your Medicare coverage. The period starts on October 15 and ends on December 7, 2013. Your new coverage will start January 1, 2014.

This enrollment period is very important. Why? Because unless you are new to Medicare, have Extra Help to pay your Medicare drug plan costs, or have a special circumstance, you will not be allowed to change your Medicare coverage for another year. So, if you need better coverage, now is the time to review your options.

During this time, you should review your plan options and consider joining a different Medicare drug plan. Remember, you only have until December 7 to switch to a plan that may better meet your needs in 2014, so don’t delay.

Find out how to explore your Part D options, what to consider in a plan, and how to enroll in a new plan.

Topic: Premiums and costs, Reviewing and changing plans

Keywords: drug, Part D, premiums

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