Manning Regional Healthcare Center

MRHC Hosting Special Medicare Part D Enrollment Event

Manning Regional Healthcare Center will host a special Medicare Part D enrollment event on Friday, November 13, 2020 to help area residents compare and answer questions regarding Medicare Part D plans offered for 2021.

Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans runs until December 7th, and Manning Regional Healthcare Center staff want to make sure individuals are informed about the many choices available.

Medicare Part D Event November 13, 2020“The coverage and cost of Medicare plans tend to change each year,” said Amy McLaughlin, CPA, Chief Financial Officer at MRHC. “Meeting with MRHC staff and volunteers can help people understand the Medicare options better and potentially save them money as a result,” said McLaughlin.

MRHC’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor, Dee Schmitz, will be available along with various MRHC staff, to provide free, unbiased and confidential assistance to area residents.  

Appointments are required and can be made by calling (712) 655-2072. Participants should plan for 45 minutes of time and bring a listing of all recent medications along with their current or old Medicare cards. 

Changes to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans can be made through December 7, 2020. Iowans who miss the open enrollment deadline generally must wait a full year before making changes to their plan.

SHIIP is reminding residents to do three important things during Medicare open enrollment:

  • Review your plan notice. Read any notices from your Medicare plan about changes for next year - especially your “Annual Notice of Change” letter. Review your plan’s information to make sure the prescriptions you use are still covered and your medical providers and pharmacy are still in network.
  • Think about what matters most to you. Medicare health and drug plans change each year and so can your health needs. Does your current plan best meet your needs?
  • Shop for the plans that meet your needs and fit your budget. Compare plans even if you’ve been satisfied with your current plan. The coverage and costs for plans can change from year to year.

SHIIP counselors and staff at MRHC will review all plans offered and will not promote any particular plan or company.      

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