In the beginning of October, we will have an opportunity to review your Prescription Drug Plan for 2020. There are about 30 different Part D Plans to choose from, Medicare Part D coverage changes every year, and the Prescription plans change every year.
This year, we have some new challenges.
The Boston Globe released an article yesterday (with our help), which outlined some of these challenges.
Also, over the last few weeks, we have sent out a few communications related to new Medicare Plan Finder tool.
There are some significant gaps with the new Medicare Plan Finder. Most notably,
(1) the Total Estimated Cost Calculation (Premium + Drug Costs) is not available,and
(2) there is no ability to save the drug list information using the anonymous flow.
For issue #1, CMS has indicated this functionality will be added to the Medicare Plan Finder Tool by Annual Enrollment. This is absolutely critical for Senior Advisors to be able to determine the most cost effective Part D Plan. We don't want to hold up the Rx information forms any longer waiting for this fix, so we are sending out the Reminder emails so you can start to complete your Rx information. Please note, If CMS does not fix this issue by October, we will not be able to complete the Part D Plan Comparisons for 2020.
For issue #2, in order to review and save Drug Lists and comparisons, we are going to need to create/use your myMedicare.gov account credentials (username/password). On our Rx Information Form, you will see additional fields and a question to authorize Senior Advisors to create your myMedicare.gov account or use your existing account if you already created one.
If you would like us to complete the FREE Part D Analysis, you can complete our Rx information form.
Please be sure to select Plan Year "2020" for Annual Enrollment.
Here is a link to a short video that explains the new Rx information form.
If your drug list hasn't changed, we still need you to complete the online form so we can ensure we have the correct drug information for the Part D Analysis.
If you are not taking any medications, please quickly fill out the online form and answer "No" the question "Do you currently take any medications?"
The deadline to submit your form to us is November 15, but please do not wait until the last minute if you are able to submit sooner.
We have extended our processing time expectations this year due to the issues with the New Medicare Plan Finder tool and the unknown issues we expect to encounter with a brand new tool.
Our target turn-around times are below.
Do not submit your RX Forms after November 15 - we will not be able to guarantee that we will be able to review the Part D analysis and make a recommendation in time to make the December 7 deadline.
We look forward to enrolling you in the right 2020 Part D Plan for your specific situation.
Thank you for your continued business. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
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