Medicare open enrollment began on October 15th and continues through December 7th. For those 65 and older, this is an important but confusing time for making choices that will govern their prescription coverage.
Some of the confusion they deal with may stem from:
- Enrollment dates
- Their current prescription coverage may have changed its formulary, which could leave a patient uncovered for the medications they require
- The “Donut Hole” gap in coverage has changed again (as it will each year until it is eliminated in 2020)
- Overzealous salespersons and marketing materials that present an incomplete picture of the plan they promote
- Identity thieves who trick seniors into giving up their information