Time to review, select your Medicare Part D drug plan
The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare is October 15 through December 7, 2014. This is the ideal time to evaluate your Medicare Prescription Drug plan costs and coverage*. You can switch into a different plan that may work better for you in 2015 during this timeframe. The Alaska Medicare Information Office is ready, willing and able to assist Medicare beneficiaries with this confusing process. If you or someone you know needs our help, please gather up your red, white and blue MEDICARE card and be prepared to provide us with the names and dosages of all your prescription medications that you take regularly. We will ask for your preferred pharmacy as well as whether you need to have your prescriptions delivered or if you’d like to use mail order delivery to save some money.
If you have both Medicare and Medicaid you must have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (also known as Part D). We provide assistance to Alaskans on all things related to Medicare. We are not biased toward any pharmacy or supplier and will give you straight answers. Everything you discuss with us is strictly confidential and we provide you with options such as: we can click a button on the computer and facilitate your enrollment into a prescription drug plan OR we can give you a phone number to call on your own and do your own enrollment by phone.
We are Alaskans helping Alaskans, competent in Medicare problem-solving. Give us a call! We have outreach offices now in Anchorage serving the Municipality, Fairbanks serving the Fairbanks area and Interior, Juneau/Haines serving Southeast, and Soldotna serving the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Call 269-3680 in Anchorage or, toll free in Alaska, 800-478-6065.
*If you have prescription coverage through AlaskaCare, Federal Retirement, Teamsters, etc., that is not the same as Medicare Prescription coverage and you do not need to review coverage each year.
Judith Bendersky manages the Alaska Medicare Information Office.