The annual prescription drug plan enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries begins Tuesday, October 15, and runs through Saturday, December 7. Each year, the plans can change, so it is recommended to do some comparisons to find the best plan for you. This is also a good time to review prescription drugs with a physician.
There are three ways to look for the best Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.
For Boulder County residents, make an appointment at free help sessions with trained and certified Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Medicare Counselors. Please call a local senior center to schedule an appointment:
- East Boulder: (303) 441-4150
- West Boulder: (303) 441-3148
- Lafayette: (303) 665-9052
- Longmont: (303) 651-8411
- Louisville: (303) 666-7400
For other locations contact Boulder County AAA Medicare Counseling: (303) 441-1546.
You can also go online to www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan to see which plans are available in the area. Or You can call 1-800-Medicare.
Persons with limited income and resources may be able to get Extra Help, a service to help with paying for prescription drug coverage costs. People who qualify may be able to get prescriptions filled and pay little or nothing out of pocket.
Interested persons can apply for Extra Help at any time. There is no cost to apply, so anyone interested should apply even if unsure of qualification. To apply for Extra Help online, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/i1020. Or, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 to apply by phone or to get a paper application. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.