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Medicare Prescription Drug Program

How Do I Decide Between 20 Different Medicare Part D Plans?

When selecting a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, it is important to make an educated decision. Research and compare various drug plans utilizing your medication list to select the best coverage for you based on cost, coverage or access.

  • You may elect to go to www.Medicare.gov and enter your drugs into the Medicare Plan Finder to conduct your own research and self-enroll in the Part D plan that best meets your needs. Helpful videos on how to use the online Part D Plan Finder Tool are available on the site.
  • You may call 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227) for enrollment assistance by phone.
  • You may call SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, for in-person assistance.

Workshops on how to use the Medicare Plan Finder are open to the public. The dates and locations in 2020 have yet to be decided. Registration is not required to attend these workshops.

2020 Part D Open Enrollment Plan at County Senior Centers

Appointments

If you need in-person enrollment help, contact the Baltimore County SHIP Office at 410-887-2059. Part D Open Enrollment appointments for one-on-one assistance can be made after September 1, 2020, for dates running from October 15 to December 7. Any enrollments made during this time will be effective January 1, 2021. The schedule for Part D Open Enrollment events at Baltimore County senior centers is posted below with appointment times ranging from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For those unable to come to the senior centers, Part D research will be done by phone. If the appointment slots have been filled, contact 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227) for enrollment assistance.

Be sure to bring to your appointment:

  • A list of your medications exactly as written on the bottles
  • Your Medicare card

2020 Fall Schedule and Locations: One-on-One Part D Research and Enrollment Assistance

Dates and locations have yet to be determined

 
Revised January 6, 2020         

 

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