Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the...

Understanding Medicare: Common Part D Myths

It’s important for seniors to evaluate their Medicare prescription drug plan every year. Plan benefits can change, including prescription drug coverage, premiums, deductibles and pharmacy benefits. As you do your research, you may run into a few misconceptions....
Medicare Advantage 2020 Spotlight: First Look

Medicare Advantage 2020 Spotlight: First Look

Total Number of Plans. In total, 3,148 Medicare Advantage plans will be available nationwide for individual enrollment in 2020 – a 15 percent increase (414 more plans) from 2019 and the largest number of plans ever available (Figure 1; Appendix Table 1). These numbers...