This years 2012 Medicare annual enrollment period commenced on Monday, Oct. 15, and lasts until Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. During this time frame, the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad Services allows people on Medicare to make changes to prescription-drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans without penalty.
“Its important for people to ask their pharmacist to help them with their plan. Every pharmacist should be willing to lend a helping hand,” says Jerry Callahan, pharmacist at Troy Medicine Shoppe.
For more information on your health plan or options for switching plans, speak with your local pharmacist or check out the website www.medicare.gov.