The 2009 Medicare open enrollment period for Prescription Drug Plans is currently running November 15, 2008 through December 31, 2008. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages people to take advantage of the enhanced online Plan Finder and Medicare Options Compare tools available on www.medicare.gov. The tools enable beneficiaries to compare options for Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans in your area. The Plan Finder tool offers more information on available drug plans, including out-of-pocket costs and pharmacy networks.
Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to review their prescriptions and other health needs when assessing the plan options. Should you need assistance with selecting a plan that is right for you, please refer to the helpful links provided below. You may also reach a Medicare service representative, toll-free, at 1-800-MEDICARE.