It is also the time to evaluate your current plan and, if necessary, switch to a different plan that better meets your needs.
Open enrollment begins November 15 and runs through December 31 for coverage starting January 1, 2007. People are urged to make their decision early in December to allow for the timely processing of their applications.
Millions of older Americans and persons with disabilities are now saving with their Medicare drug plans, but according to AARP, even those with drug coverage can find ways to save even more.
“Because prescription drugs costs so much, AARP wants to help Americans become wiser consumers, said Tihisha Rawlins who is Associate State Director for Grassroots with AARP Kentucky.
“Don't let advertising lead you to believe you need the advertised brand name drug, which may be the most expensive. Talk to your physician or pharmacist about alternatives.”
Here are five more tips to help you keep drug costs down: